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Interim report on SA Airlink Jetstream 41 accident after engine failure
23 December 2009

CAA South Africa (SACAA) released the first interim report of the investigation into the cause of an accident involving a Jetstream 41 aircraft shortly after take off from Durban International Airport on 24 September 2009. The captain died as a reslt of his injuries.
Shortly before it became airborne on a positioning flight, a catastrophic failure occurred in the nr.2 (right hand) engine due to a fatigue failure of the second stage rotating air seal.
It continued to climb to an altitude of about 500 feet AMSL. Immediately after raising the undercarriage, the nr.1 engine spooled down from 100% to zero within 7 seconds. The airplane then made a forced landing in a small field within the Merebank residential area. (SACAA)