Date & Time: Aug 31, 1992 at 2232 LT
Type of aircraft:
Professional Aviation Services
Charter/Taxi (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Jamba - Pretoria
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after a night takeoff from Jamba Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft rolled to the right, causing the right wing to struck trees. The airplane lost height and crashed near the runway end. All 14 passengers were injured and all three crew members were killed.
The copilot was the PIC at the time of the accident. It was reported that engine power was reduced shortly after liftoff and the copilot asked the captain to raise the flaps and to switch off the approach light just after rotation. The assumption that the PIC suffered a spatial disorientation at liftoff was not ruled out.