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Icing caused New Zealand Convair 580 crash in 2003
Last updated: 27 November 2014

published: 18 SEP 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The New Zealand Accident Investigation Commission concluded that the October 3, 2003 crash of a Convair 580 was caused by icing. The airplane, on a cargo flight to Palmerston North, descended through an area of severe icing. It stalled, broke up due to overstressing of the wing structure and crashed into the sea. (TAIC)

» TAIC report 03-006