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Last updated: 6 October 2015
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 8 août 1989
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander
Compagnie:Aspiring Air
Immatriculation: ZK-EVK
Numéro de série: 583
Année de Fabrication: 1977-03-10 (12 years 5 months)
Heures de vol:8350
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 9 / à bord: 9
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Upper Dart Valley (   Nouvelle-Zélande)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Wanaka Airport (WKA/NZWF), Nouvelle-Zélande
Aéroport de destination:Milford Sound Airport (MFN/NZMF), Nouvelle-Zélande
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: "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."

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

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) - New Zealand
report status: Final
report number: 89-066
report 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)

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Wanaka Airport et Milford Sound Airport est de 104 km (65 miles).

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