Accident description
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 18 March 1949
Time:ca 09:40
Type:Lockheed C-60A-5-LO Lodestar
Operator:New Zealand National Airways Corporation - NAC
Registration: ZK-AKX
C/n / msn: 18-2382
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) NE of Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) (   New Zealand) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Whenuapai AB (NZWP), New Zealand
Destination airport:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP), New Zealand
Narrative:
Flew into the side of a hill at an elevation of 2000 feet (610 m) while on approach to Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ). The airplane broke up and burned.

Events:

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» The Canberra Times (19 March 1949)


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Distance from Whenuapai AB to Paraparaumu Airport as the crow flies is 458 km (286 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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