Accident description
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Date:Friday 6 November 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:New Zealand Ministry of Transport
Registration: ZK-AXS
C/n / msn: 32743/15995
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) (   New Zealand) show on map
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP), New Zealand
Destination airport:?
During a downwind simulated take-off, the DC-3 turned off the runway. The right main landing gear collapsed.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Captain's omission to abort the simulated take-off in time. Factors were a.o. high ground speed and overheated brakes.

Runway excursion



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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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