ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar ZK-CGV Napier-Hawkes Bay Airport (NPE)
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Date:Saturday 24 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-50 Lodestar
Operator:Airland (NZ)
Registration: ZK-CGV
MSN: 18-2051
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Napier-Hawkes Bay Airport (NPE) (   New Zealand)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Napier-Hawkes Bay Airport (NPE/NZNE), New Zealand
The Lodestar was on approach to Napier Airport when a flap cable broke, causing one flap to extend and making the aircraft uncontrollable.
It crashed in Hawkes Bay. The pilot (Ray Misson) was rescued by a passing fishing vessel.


» NZ Aviation News, April, 2010
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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