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Light plane down near Chirundu

Old 7th Jul 2014, 10:37
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Light plane down near Chirundu

There are reports of a light aircraft crashed near Chirundu, Zimbabwe/Zambia border. Possibly an Islander. Anyone with more info?
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Old 7th Jul 2014, 11:23
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It was 9Q-CYA:

https://www.facebook.com/qfmzambia/p...53127768992662

.. identified by the news source as "A two seater plane"...
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Old 7th Jul 2014, 11:47
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Looks a mess. Left prop is feathered, cant see the other. Islanders usually fly well enough on one eegine.
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Old 8th Jul 2014, 00:13
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Islanders usually fly well enough on one eegine.
At sea level. They were never designed for hot & high.
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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 17:01
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Don't want to rush to judgement, but probably fuel starvation. Saw the plane parked in Lanseria the day before the accident. It was from the Congo. We fly islanders in Zambia and I've have done a simulated engine failure when it's hot at 075 and it maintains just fine.
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