Light aircraft down in Kimberley

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Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by bryan » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am

Reported in local newspaper. Anybody have more news
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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by Mustang » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:04 pm

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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:45 pm

If the crust of the pan is hard it is about the best airfield in the world.

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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:40 am

Does anybody have more details ?
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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by Mustang » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Definately also not from any flight school in Bloemfontein.
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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by rare bird » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:44 pm

from Diamond Fields Advertiser:
it IS BELIEVED that the two occupants of the light aircraft involved in Wednesday’s emergency landing just kilometres away from the Kimberley Airport were busy accumulating flying hours. The two, it is believed, were from the Eagle Air flight school.
According to sources, at approximately 12.34pm the crash alarm was activated which then alerted the airport fire and rescue team. Once radio communication was established with the tower, the PAL 28 aircraft reported engine failure as it was approaching Kimberley Airport.
It was noticed that the aircraft was intact and, according to sources who managed to get close to the aircraft, two occupants were seen standing next to it.
The assistance of a police helicopter was called to help with the rescue of the two occupants of the aircraft and they were transported to safety at the Kimberley Airport. They were assessed by medics at the Kimberley Airport and found to have no major injuries.
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Re: Light aircraft down in Kimberley

Unread post by Jetblast » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:02 pm

ZS-EIL perhaps?
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