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Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 26 März 1968
Zeit:08:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-56-23 Lodestar
Fluggesellschaft:Airland (NZ)
Kennzeichen: ZK-CMX
Werknummer: 18-2595
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:7364
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-1820
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Waewaepa Range (   Neuseeland)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Landwirtschaft
Flug von:Oringi Airport, Neuseeland
Flug nach:Oringi Airport, Neuseeland
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was engaged in an operation involving the aerial sowing of bulk fertiliser. The Lodestar had made a straight sowing run after which it was seen to cross a ridge. It turned slightly to starboard and followed the line of the ridge before entering a comparatively steep left-hand turn apparently initiated to bring it back toward a suitable position from which another sowing run could be started. When about two-thirds of the turn had been completed, the aircraft was seen to flick suddenly into a left-hand spin which continued very rapidly for one and a half to two and a half turns until the aircraft impacted on bush-clad terrain near the top of the ridge it had formerly crossed, exploded, disintegrated and burned.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident resulted from irretrievable loss of control occasioned by the unintentional incurrence of a stall and spin in conditions of turbulence and at a height which did not permit recovery before the aircraft struck the ground."

Informationsquelle:
» Aircraft Accident Report No. 1837 Lockheed 18-56 LODESTAR ZK-CMX Waewaepa Range 26 March 1968


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