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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri May 10, 2019 11:43 pm

So Willie says a Lycoming O-320, and Jvg says a Mazda engine. Which one was it?

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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri May 10, 2019 11:52 pm

Aerodon wrote:
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Shows up on Google as Mazda engine

https://www.airteamimages.com/piper-pa- ... 05951.html
Thanks so much Aerodon. I suspect that this might be the bottom line.

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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by FlyingArrow » Sat May 11, 2019 6:26 am

Was fitted with Lycoming
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by FlyingArrow » Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 am

Walter105 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Low level, turning left, maybe into the sun? Thus not seeing the hill?

From the pics of the wreckage I am not convinced of a stall/spin. That looks like it just flew straight into the hill.
I don’t think the sun was a factor. Happened midday.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by FlyBabe » Sat May 11, 2019 6:41 am

Maybe a bird strike.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Pete » Sat May 11, 2019 7:09 am

Dang this is sad news.. Jan your enthusiasm sense of humour and friendship will be sorely missed.. :cry: :cry:

Chatted to Jan two weeks ago at Vryheid.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Avgas » Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 am

Lycoming 0 320 engine
Sun was not an issue. It happened at about 1.
Hill is a very low ridge not more than 100 ft high. He ended up about 30 ft from the bottom of the ridge not much more than 500m from runway. If it was engine problems there was plenty space for a landing. Wind was blowing about 10kts from the west straight on the runway with very little turbulence low down. RIP Jan and Engela. Please keep Thinus in your prayers as he saw it happening.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Steve » Sat May 11, 2019 7:15 am

Possibly pilot incapacitation due to a medical reason like a heart attack perhaps ?
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Iceberg » Sat May 11, 2019 7:22 am

Steve wrote:
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Possibly pilot incapacitation due to a medical reason like a heart attack perhaps ?
Sad news. RIP.
Considering his age, I was thinking the same. With good weather, decades of experience etc., an engine failure should have had a better outcome.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Spoke Eagle » Sat May 11, 2019 8:18 am

hi richard, which runway
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Funflier » Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 am

Another very sad day for the Aviation community... This pic shows he definitely had a Rotary engine before.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Stertsleper » Sat May 11, 2019 8:48 am

Die vliegtuig het n mazda rotary in gehad maar ,oom Jan het gese dit lawaai teveel en toe die Lycoming ingesit.
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by Volo » Sat May 11, 2019 9:07 am

Stertsleper wrote:
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Die vliegtuig het n mazda rotary in gehad maar ,oom Jan het gese dit lawaai teveel en toe die Lycoming ingesit.
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The plane had a mazda rotary but, Uncle Jan said it was too loud and then put the Lycoming in
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Re: Aircraft Down Nylstroom

Unread post by jimdavis » Sat May 11, 2019 9:42 am

Stertsleper wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:48 am
Die vliegtuig het n mazda rotary in gehad maar ,oom Jan het gese dit lawaai teveel en toe die Lycoming ingesit.
Thanks , Stertsleper. :D

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