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Emergency exit at Witbank Skydiving Club

 


metalslug  (B 2528)

Oct 13, 2003, 3:27 AM
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Received via 'Skydive Listserve' mail subscription:
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Cessna 205 engine went bang @ 3000ft agl, all jumpers performed emergency exits,
pilot <name edited> put her down perfectly next to a road, no damage. All jumpers landed safely.
No other information was specified.

Further information from the WSC website on this aircraft:
Cessna 205, ZS-DRP, purchased by the club in 1982.
..blew an engine on take-off in December 1993.
..was refurbished with a 'new' engine in 1998 and has been in service at the club since.

I did my first three static line jumps from this aircraft earlier this year before converting to AFF.
Sad to see her grounded.Unsure


karlm

Oct 16, 2003, 12:13 AM
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Well done to Ken Elliot the CI who was on board and was able to assist the jumpers in exiting the aircraft safely. Also a shout out to the pilot for keeping a cool head.



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