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Last updated: 28 June 2017
Fecha:martes 8 agosto 1989
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Operador:Aspiring Air
Registración: ZK-EVK
Numéro de série: 583
Año de Construcción: 1977-03-10 (12 years 5 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:8350
Motores: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 9 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 10
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Upper Dart Valley (   Nueva Zelanda)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wanaka Airport (WKA/NZWF), Nueva Zelanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Milford Sound Airport (MFN/NZMF), Nueva Zelanda
Islander ZK-EVK departed from Wanaka on a VFR scenic flight to Milford Sound but failed to arrive. Wreckage from the aircraft was subsequently located on steep snow covered mountainous terrain at elevations up to 5400 feet. Following initial impact, major portions of the aircraft, including the fuselage, had fallen over precipitous bluffs.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The lack of direct evidence to account, operationally or structurally, for the manner in which the aircraft struck the mountain slope, the remoteness of the site which provided no witness observation to describe the aircraft’s flight path prior to the event and the absence of any survivor, combined to preclude a determination of the accident’s probable cause."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) - New Zealand
status: Final
number: 89-066
released:9 December 1991
duration of investigation: 2 years and 4 months
download report: Britten Norman BN2A-26 Islander, ZK-EVK near Blue Duck Glacier, Upper Dart Valley 8 August 1989 (TAIC 89-066)

» Aircraft Accident Report No. 89-066 Britten-Norman BN2A Islander ZK-EVK, collided with terrain, Upper Dart Valley, 8 August 1989

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Distance from Wanaka Airport to Milford Sound Airport as the crow flies is 104 km (65 miles).

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