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Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2016
Date:Saturday 27 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator:Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. - TEAL
Registration: ZK-TEC
C/n / msn: 2011
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whenuapai Airport (   New Zealand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Whenuapai Airport (NZWP), New Zealand
Destination airport:Whenuapai Airport (NZWP), New Zealand
The Electra, named "Akaroa", landed heavily following a flight idle approach to Whenuapai. One of the main gear legs failed and the aircraft caught fire.



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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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