DCA10WA067
DCA10WA067

On December 7, 2009 about 0901 UTC, South African Airlink flight 8625, an Embraer 135-LR, ZS-SJW, was involved in a landing overrun of runway 11 at George Airport, George, South Africa. The airplane struck approach lights and an airport perimeter fence during the accident sequence. Visual meteorological conditions and light rain prevailed at the time; an instrument flight plan was filed. Of the 35 persons aboard, the 3 crewmembers and 7 passengers received minor injuries. The airplane was substantially damaged. There was no fire. The flight originated at Cape Town, South Africa.

The South Africa Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating the accident. As the State of design and manufacture of the engines, the NTSB has designated a U.S. Accredited Representative to the CAA investigation. All inquires regarding this accident should be directed to:

South African Civil Aviation Authority
Accident and Incident Investigation Division (AIID)
Ikhaya Lokundiza
Building 16, Treur Close
Waterfall Park, Bekker Street
Midrand, Gauteng
South Africa

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