Accident - ZS - CBB Witbank

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Accident - ZS - CBB Witbank

Unread post by williej » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:51 am

Our club's much beloved Cherokee 180 has been in an accident yesterday afternoon at approx 15h15. The pilot tried to land it in a high cross wind. The plane went off the runway, lost the front wheel and went gat oor kop.

Damage is severe: There is no panel on the plane that has not been dent. The main fuselarge is bent and the damage on the engine and prop is propably more than the insurance cover on the plane.

We have lost a great 1968 plane that has been in the club for nearly 40 years. How many of you learned to fly with her?

Oh, yes; the pilot is unhurt.

I am crying

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Unread post by Quagmire » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:31 am

Sorry to hear about your most beloved plane. I flew overhead Witbank on Thursday only to see the belly of that cherokee near the runway. Very very glad to hear that the pilot is safe.
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Re: Accident - ZS - CBB Witbank

Unread post by John Young » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:44 am

williej wrote:Oh, yes; the pilot is unhurt.
Really glad about that. [-o<

Pity about the high costs - possible write-off :cry:

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Unread post by Whirly » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:28 am

I renewed my PPL on it with Oom Tollie, back in July 1996!! Was a nice aeroplane!! :( :cry:

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Unread post by C205 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:49 am

AAh no, that's terrible. Have a soft spot for CBB! :cry: Must be quite a blow for the flying club. So sorry to hear, pleased that no one was hurt!
have flown quite a bit as pax in her and always had in the back of my mind that I would be doing my PPL on her one day :cry:
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Unread post by C205 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:46 am

Willie would you mind if I posted a pic or two?
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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:00 am

Sorry about the loss of such a historical aircraft. My old man gave instruction in Witbank before WW2 while teaching at the Technical College.

You guys have enough runways, 04/22 & the 2 grass cross runways. Could he not select one that gave him less crosswind component?
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Unread post by C205 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:09 am

Witbank almost always has a cross wind on the tar runways 04/22 from the West to the East, but the grass runway 35 is usually into wind. CBB landed on 22. The wind was really pumping here yesterday.
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Unread post by kosie » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:46 am

Glad you're unhurt. Two crosswind accidents in one week. KIT and CBB.
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Unread post by GL » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:05 pm

There also seems to be a bit of windshear over the jail on 22 - remember been chucked about there in a A36 and had to rescue the approach.
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Unread post by C205 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:11 pm

There also seems to be a bit of windshear over the jail on 22 - remember been chucked about there in a A36 and had to rescue the approach.
And at times on 04 over the burning ground.
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Unread post by Celtic flier » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:50 pm

Sad end to a bit of history, I even remember using it to drop pamphlets for striking workers in the early days of emerging unions!
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Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:17 pm

Aw thats nasty - I remember that little aircraft well. Glad the pilot is OK though
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Unread post by Sprocky » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:54 pm

C205 wrote:Willie would you mind if I posted a pic or two?
:D
Nobody responded to this question, and seeing as there were no injuries I will show photo's of her on a trailer at FANS.
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It is never nice to have this happen, even to a club a/c. We have lost two in as many years. Unfortunately one took the lives of three people.
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Unread post by Nigel » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:18 pm

This is very sad. I built up some 50 hours in her after initial PPL back in 94.
She was referbished a few years ago after an accident at Middleburg,
and had a lovely leather interior fitted then.
Glad no serious injuries, but i'll bet the pilot has some sore bruises!

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