Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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Not sure what to say about this unfortunate event. Hope someone reads this and learns something from it.
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Re: Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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Trevor Duane wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 12:38 pm Not sure what to say about this unfortunate event. Hope someone reads this and learns something from it.
No chocks? at least! Would be interesting to know how the wheel broke off.
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Re: Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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Shock loading engine teardown, new prop, new Titanium landing gear and repair to wing, pretty good chance that is an insurance write-off. Crazy to think looking at relatively minor damage.
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Re: Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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NTCA and radial engine, anyone in SA licensed to carry our the sudden stoppage inspection?
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Re: Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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As I read this I am reminded of the death of Ettienne Verhellen in April 2023, killed by the propeller when trying to hand start the same kind of engine on a Yak-52.
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Re: Yak 55 incident at Beaufort West

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Let's be blunt about this idiocy!

"1. The landing gear brakes were not engaged as per the engine start procedure.
2. The cockpit was not occupied at the time of engine start.
3. Disregard of the regulations and the manufacturer-approved aircraft starting procedure"

Must have bought his CPL at OK Bazaars!
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