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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: Active
Investigation in progress


The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has appointed an accredited representative to assist the South African Civil Aviation Authority with their investigation of 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 investigation, conducted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority, is continuing.

General details
Date: 10 July 2018   Investigation status: Active  
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  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft model General Dynamics - Convair 340  
Aircraft registration ZS-BRV  
Serial number 215-54-2813  
Type of operation Unknown  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Wonderboom Airport, South Africa  
Destination Wonderboom Airport, South Africa  
Last update 14 November 2018