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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
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
C/n / msn: 18-2051
First flight: 1940
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Napier-Hawkes Bay Airport (NPE) (   New Zealand)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Napier-Hawkes Bay Airport (NPE/NZNE), New Zealand
Narrative:
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.

Classification:
Ditching

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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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