Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

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Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:10 pm

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Re: Bantam Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by pietmeyer » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:30 pm

Like how the media says it is a “Foxbat Bantam” :lol:

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Unread post by jimdavis » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:57 pm

So does anyone know what aircraft it was, and who was flying it?

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Re: Bantam Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Burner » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:30 pm

Apparently it was one of the San Parks Bantams. Read somewhere it was an engine failure. They usually use the Jab 4 Cylinder don't they?

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A pilot was injured when a SANParks fixed-wing aircraft went down in the Kingfisherspruit section of the Kruger National Park on Saturday afternoon.

The aircraft, a Foxbat Bantam, was on an anti-poaching mission when it went down while in pursuit of suspected poachers, park spokesperson Ike Phaahla said in a statement.

Initial investigations indicate that engine failure resulted in the hard landing.

“Details are still sketchy at the moment, but no fatalities have been reported,” he said.

“The pilot has been assessed by the Skukuza resident doctor and is being flown to Nelspruit MediClinic for a thorough check up after sustaining a gash to his head and minor lacerations.”

Managing executive of the Kruger National Park Glenn Phillips said he was relieved that no one was killed.

“We are grateful that the pilot seems fine at this stage and we will give him all the support to get through this traumatic experience. Our prayers are with him and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

The cause of the incident is being investigated.
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Unread post by kudu » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 pm

It was a Foxbat.
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Re: Bantam Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:07 pm

kudu wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 pm
It was a Foxbat.
Do you have the registration?
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Re: Bantam Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:54 pm

Come to think of ..I dont think SANParks uses Bantams ... perhaps a Bathawk ?
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Unread post by Burner » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:10 pm

https://www.defenceweb.co.za/aerospace/ ... or-kruger/

This article from late last year mentions 3 Bat Hawks, and one Fox Bat in their airwing.
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Unread post by biffvj » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:02 am

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Re: Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by PJB » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:32 pm

Foxbat ZU- INH ???
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Re: Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:51 pm

PJB wrote:
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Foxbat ZU- INH ???
Seems they only had one Foxbat ..so yes
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Unread post by Flooi » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:48 pm

This one.... pity. Such nice plane... :cry:
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Unread post by Mikee » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:03 pm

Any info on why the engine failed?
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Re: Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Marius Schrenk » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:32 pm

I might be completely off track but I sometimes get the impression aero engines do not like to operate at low revs/power for extended periods. Im not suggesting this was the case here.....just a general commend.
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Re: Foxbat Down Kruger Park- all ok

Unread post by Flooi » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Marius Schrenk wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:32 pm
I might be completely off track but I sometimes get the impression aero engines do not like to operate at low revs/power for extended periods. Im not suggesting this was the case here.....just a general commend.
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