Accident
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 20 octobre 1957
Heure:ca 07:00
Type/Sous-type:Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Compagnie:Fieldair
Immatriculation: ZK-BMC
Numéro de série: 18-2553
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Heures de vol:2898
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-1820-G202A
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Bideford (   Nouvelle-Zélande) show on map
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Travaux Agricoles
Aéroport de départ:Masterton Airport (MRO/NZMS), Nouvelle-Zélande
Aéroport de destination:Masterton Airport (MRO/NZMS), Nouvelle-Zélande
Détails:
Lodestar ZK-BMC was operating several topdressing sorties in the area of Bideford. On the morning of October 20, the plane departed at 05:15 on the first sortie of the day. The operation proceeded normally, each flight taking 17 to 18 minutes to complete. At 06:40 hours it was apparent that a front was approaching from the south. The pilot decided to carry out one more flight and departed Masterton at 07:00. The aircraft struck a hill 1,350 feet (410 m) amsl, 8 feet below the crest in drizzle and poor visibility.

OPINION: "The cause of the accident was an error of judgment on the part of the pilot in electing to continue the flight in the face of deteriorating weather conditions, during which time the aircraft struck the top of the hill, while the pilot was attempting to maintain visual flight under instrument conditions."

Sources:
» Report of a Civil Aircraft Accident No. 25/3/877: Accident involving Lockheed Lodestar ZK-BMC at Bideford, near Masterton, on 20 October 1957


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