Fatal plane crash caused by stall – report

Gareth Wilson

THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released the final report into a plane crash in which two Port Elizabeth brothers were killed two years ago.

Barney van Eeden and his younger brother, Lumon, died on impact when the Cessna light aircraft Lumon was flying crashed on the Syfergat guest farm in Kruisrivier, about 8km from Uitenhage, on January 7 2012.

The report indicates the accident was caused when the plane stalled while flying at low altitude.

“The investigator is of the opinion that during the practice session, the aircraft at a low altitude inadvertently entered into a stall condition with the right wing producing more lift than the left wing,” the report says.


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