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Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 25 January 2013
Time:08:27
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten Norman BN-2B-26 Islander
Operator:Fly My Sky
Registration: ZK-DLA
C/n / msn: 2131
First flight: 1984
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Okiwi Station Airport (   New Zealand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Okiwi Station (NZOX), New Zealand
Narrative:
On approach to runway 18 at Okiwi, New Zealand, the aircraft encountered windshear on short final as the pilot reduced power to land. The pilot was unable to arrest the descent rate and the aircraft landed heavily. Damage was caused to both landing gear oleos and one brake unit, with rippling found on the upper and lower skin of each wing. One passenger sustained a back injury, which was later identified as a fractured vertebra. The pilot was aware of fluctuating wind conditions at Okiwi and had increased the approach speed to 70 knots as per company standard operating procedures. The pilot reported that despite this, the airspeed reduced rapidly and significantly at 10 to 15 feet agl, leaving little time to react to the situation.

Probable Cause:

No ICAO Annex 13 investigation.

Classification:
Windshear/downdraft

Sources:
» http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com
» CAA NZ Accident Brief, Occurrence # 13/293


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