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Botswana man dies after crashing aircraft in alleged attempt to kill wife

Old 24th Mar 2019, 11:59
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Botswana man dies after crashing aircraft in alleged attempt to kill wife

https://ewn.co.za/2019/03/24/botswan...t-to-kill-wife

A pilot has been killed after he allegedly purposefully flew a King Air private aircraft into a clubhouse at the Matsieng Aerodrome north of Gaborone apparently in an effort to kill his wife.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 13:34
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Horrible. A repeat of the Air Botswana guy who flew an ATR into two others parked on the ground.

Lucky - or good job by someone - they evacuated the flying club.
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Old 24th Mar 2019, 16:52
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Media release from Matsieng Flying Club;

MEDIA RELEASE
The Matsieng Flying Club regrets to make the following announcement:
1. At approximately 18h20 GMT on 23 March 2019 a 2016 Beechcraft Kingair B200 aircraft A2-MBM was involved in an ground impact incident resulting in the death of the pilot and the destruction of infrastructure at Matsieng Aerodrome in Botswana.
2. Earlier in the afternoon the deceased pilot was an uninvited guest at a private function that was held at the Matsieng Flying Club facility at Matsieng Aerodrome. It is rumoured that the pilot was involved in a domestic dispute earlier in the afternoon.
3. At approximately 18h15 the aircraft approached Matsieng Aerodrome from the direction of Sir Seretse Khama Airport and made a number of low level fly pasts from different directions past the Club facilities next to the Air Traffic Control tower.
4. Matsieng Flying Club members sensed that the pilot might have had an ulterior motive at the time and ordered an immediate evacuation of the club premises by the approximately fifty attendees.
5. The final extreme low level run by the aircraft along runway 36 resulted in an impact with the Matsieng Flying Club facility at ground level.
6. The Club facility and Matsieng ATC tower was destroyed on impact. The post impact fire destroyed 13 parked vehicles.
7. There was no serious injury to any person in the vicinity of the accident scene.
8. The emergency services of the Kgatleng District Council were on the scene within minutes to attend to the post impact fire and distress. These response actions are to be commended.
9. It is believed that the pilot had no permission to fly the aircraft involved.
10. The loss of life and damage is regretted.
11. The relevant authorities are currently completing investigations.
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 02:26
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https://www.algoafm.co.za/article/gl...e-in-botswana-
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Old 25th Mar 2019, 09:26
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https://ewn.co.za/2019/03/25/man-who...-south-african

The pilot has been named as South African Charl Viljoen
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who started work at Botswana-based Kalahari Air Services in October last year.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 20:55
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And he missed her finally...

this tragic accident reminds us the primary importance of sim training.
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 14:04
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Originally Posted by Marlon Brando View Post
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this tragic accident reminds us the primary importance of sim training.
What does it mean???
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 19:53
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Hardly a repeat of the Air Botswana guy.

No intent of any harm there (to person).

I recall that day well, and his red T shirt and limp body.
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Old 28th Mar 2019, 23:29
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I guess that with more training, he wouldn't have missed her...
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 05:35
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recalls the Connellan tragedy, Alice Springs, 1977
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