Date & Time: Jan 23, 2020 at 1050 LT
Type of aircraft:
Cessna 550 Citation II
Operator:
Registration:
ZS-CAR
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Calibration
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
George - George
MSN:
S550-0078
YOM:
1985
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The airplane departed George Airport at 1040LT on a calibration of the various navigational equipment located in the region of George. About ten minutes after takeoff, contact was lost with the airplane that crashed in a mountainous area located in the Outeniqua Mountain Range, in the Ruitersbos Natural Reserve, northwest of George Airport. All three occupants were killed.