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Accredited Representative - General Dynamics, Convair 340, registered ZS-BRV, collided with a building near Wonderboom Airport, South Africa, on 10 July 2018

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was an accredited representative to assist the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for their investigation of a General Dynamics Convair 340, registered ZS-BRV, which collided with a building near Wonderboom Airport, South Africa, on 10 July 2018.

During the initial climb, smoke was observed emanating from the left engine. The aircraft subsequently collided with a building. One person on board the aircraft was fatally injured and 18 people were injured. One person on the ground was fatally injured and two people sustained serious injuries.

The SACAA’s Accident and Incident Investigations Division has completed the investigation and the final report is now available. Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the SACAA at: www.caa.co.za

General details
Date: 10 July 2018   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1420 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Wonderboom Airport, South Africa    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 05 December 2019   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model General Dynamics - Convair 340  
Aircraft registration ZS-BRV  
Serial number 215-54-2813  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Wonderboom Airport, South Africa  
Destination Wonderboom Airport, South Africa  
Last update 05 December 2019