Collapse of Convair CV-340 ZS-BRV aircraft / Aviation crash filmed from passenger cabin (Video)
On July 10, a Convair CV-340 collapsed shortly after takeoff. The aircraft operated an internal flight to South Africa on the Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY / FAWB) - Sun City-Pilanesberg Airport (NTY / FAPN) route.
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On July 10, a passenger filmed from the cockpit the crash of the plane he was on. The 340-year-old Convair CV-64 aircraft operated a domestic flight in South Africa on the Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY / FAWB) - Sun City-Pilanesberg Airport (NTY / FAPN) route.
As a result of the accident, one person was killed and another 18 persons were injured. Unfortunately, a person on the ground died.
The aircraft, with the ZS-BRV sign, took off from Pretoria-Wonderboom. Eyewitnesses reported flames to engine no. 1. The pilots tried to return to the airport, but unfortunately they failed. As a result of the impact with the ground, the flight engineer suffered fatal injuries and the rest of the people were injured. There were 16 passengers and 3 crew members on board.
The collapse of the Convair CV-340 ZS-BRV aircraft
The Convair CV-340 (ZS-BRV) was donated by Rovos Air to Aviodrome. It was to become a museum piece. After 64 years of flying, the plane was to fly to Holland. It was scheduled to arrive in Lelystad on July 23, 2018. Propulsion was provided by 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines.