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The Inevitable Graveyard Spiral CAA ACCIDENT REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Aiming to makesafer pilots of us, here veteran instructor Jim Davis looks at extracts from official CAA Accident Reports from his homeland of South Africa and analyses why things went wrong and how we may all avoid making similar mistakes.

Aircraft Registration: ZS-KOW

Date of Accident:3 November 2006

Time of Accident: 1240Z

Type of Aircraft: Cessna 182Q

Type of Operation: Private

Pilot-in-command

Licence Type: Private

Age: 40

Licence Valid: Yes

Pilot-in-command Flying

Experience: Total Hours 69.6

Hours on Type: 7

Last point of departure: Virginia

Aerodrome

Next point of intended landing: Ladysmith Aerodrome (FALY)

Location of accident: Sigodiphola, north-west of Durban

Meteorological Information: the Durban area was covered by cloud, covering the high ground to the North-west of Durban.

Number of people on board: 1 + 0

No. of people injured: 0

No. of people killed: 1

HISTORY OF FLIGHT

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