Accident - ZS - CBB Witbank

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Unread post by Nigel » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:23 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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Unread post by C205 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:42 am

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:03 am

That could easily have turned out a lot nasty-er.....thank god for "blik-aeries"...good to hear of one walking away for a change...sorry on the loss of your "stalwart-aerie"...sounds like there are lots of memories on that registration.
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Unread post by C205 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:21 am

IMHO Pilot was very lucky. There was still fuel dripping out the tanks the next morning :shock: Its not the easiest aircraft to get out of (especially upside down), since there's only one door on the passenger side.
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Unread post by Fat Frank » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:11 am

Seeing her like that brings tears to you eyes :( :(
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Unread post by ijacobs3 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:30 pm

Image

New Lease on Life it would seem
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Unread post by C205 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:13 pm

Wow! She's beautiful! :D =D> =D> =D>
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Unread post by Whirly » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:26 pm

Did Freedom Air buy it from the insurance?

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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:54 pm

Stunning. Looks like new =D>
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Unread post by hugo_visser » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:00 pm

Here is the thing, exactly the same thing happened at the same airfield around 4 years ago, and why I remember, I wanted to do a touch and go with a licence renewal, and the de said abort, and land at another airfield more favorable to a nose wind. Learnt a good lesson that day, as my experience levels where still on the low side. The very next day it happened to someone else. Glad pilot is ok.

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Unread post by FlyingArrow » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:44 pm

Looks beautifull!! Nice paint scheme
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Unread post by Airfire » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:02 pm

She has been owned by Freedom air from 0ctober 2012 already I see...
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Unread post by Flymed » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:54 pm

I had a couple of hours on CBB. A docile lovely little plane. If I remember correctly the mishap happened because of inexperience and touchdown with a lot of flying speed at hand.
She looks beautiful and I thought it's a total write-off!
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Unread post by williej » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:19 pm

What a lovely job! Indeed a sad story with a happy ending!
No matter how beautiful she is; there is allways some guy who is fed-up with her <<moderated - language>>!
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Unread post by Mike Wissing » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:48 pm

Now that is a beautiful paint scheme. I love the 180D.
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