Date: September 24, 2009
Time: 08:00
Location: Merebank, South Africa
Operator: SA Airlink
Flight #: 8911
Route: Durban - Pietemaritburg, South Africa
AC Type: British Aerospace Jetstream 41
Registration: ZS-NRM
cn / ln: 41069
Aboard: 3   (passengers:0  crew:3)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:0  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft was on a positioning flight when it suffered an engine failure on take off. The crew declared an emergency but the plane crashed onto a vacant lot, slid though a fence and broke up on the grounds of a school, 400 meters from the runway. Instead of shutting down the malfunctioning engine, the pilot switched off the left engine - which was serviceable.

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