Incident Glasair Sportsman 2+2 ZU-FEZ,
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Date:Friday 3 September 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLST model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Glasair Sportsman 2+2
Registration: ZU-FEZ
MSN: 7292
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Private Farm Strip, Western Cape -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot folded the passenger seat backrest down during the flight. During landing on his private farm strip, he found the controls to be restricted during the flare. This caused the aircraft to bounce, nosedive into the ground and flip over. The pilot only suffered a bruise from the seat belt, but was otherwise not injured. The manufacturer, Glasair, confirmed that control stick movement would be restricted with the passenger seat backrest folded down and should be placed in the upright position for landing. However there are no warning signs to this effect in the aircraft.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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12-Sep-2010 06:09 Topaz Added

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