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DO228 ZS-DOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by D228mx » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:47 pm


Im looking for information on two Dornier 228 ZS-DOC and ZS-SSO located at FAGM (Rand Airport). I've seen dated photos from March 2011 showing these aircraft sitting in the grass (looks like left for scrap). Does anyone know if these aircraft are still at the airport and if they are for sale?

Here is a link to the photo I'm talking about

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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:35 pm

They are both still there but have no idea whether they'er for sale or not.
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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Zulu Sierra » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:27 pm

DOC is for sale, owned by WesBank. Andre Kasalapov used to own and operate it, but since given it back to the bank. It needs 2 engines though and last I saw some spares had been robbed. It was a good aerie, did my initil comm/twin/IF/turbine on her back when she was new in 2008. Shame how she's declined.

I believe Hannes Keet is the man to talk to at Wesbank, pm me for his cell

Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by D228mx » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:58 pm


Thank you for the information provided,

I've put in a email to Hannes,

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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by rainier » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:27 am

I have fond memories of the DO-228 "Polar-2".
A good aircraft.
Until we crashed it in Antarctica.
Oh yes, we had another one - the "Polar-3". Sadly, that was shot down north of Dakar on the return journey from Antarctica. Turned out Dornier had sold some of them to the goverment and the rebels mistook the Polar-3 of one of them and launched a shoulder fired missile.

Everytime I see one of them it brings back memories of adventure and sadness at the loss of some good people. That was 1984/85.

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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Zulu Sierra » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:20 pm

Some pics of ZS-DOC in happier days. Taken in Bujumbura (HBBA for Jim :D ) it was 2005/6
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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by ddevos » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:27 pm

Interesting photo by John Miller, taken in 2004, with the following comment accompanying it:
Asymmetric Dornier 228 with no.1 fully feathered. Flown by Display and airline pilot, Brad Bennetts. 9500ft agl. After photo shoot, returned to Lanseria to conduct a flight test report
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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Breytie » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:17 pm

Saw at about 18:00 ZS-SSO being towed away from Wonderboom with wings on a separate trailer following.
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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Bearcat » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:27 pm

ZS-SSO being stripped at Rand Aug 2012
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Re: DO228 ZSDOC FAGM (Rand)

Unread post by Bowie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:37 am

From a what I recall. DOC, the initial owner was Dale O Clarke. Aircraft was bought from the Malawi Air Force. He was a USA Negro and a really big person. Left a string of bad debt when he fled from SA. ABSA Bank took a huge financial knock if I remember correctly.

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