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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46376
Last updated: 2 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic F8L model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviamilano F-8L Falco I
Owner/operator:Luciano Nustrini
Registration: ZK-RNA
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hauraki Gulf -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The pilot and passenger were on a scenic flight from Ardmore Aerodrome. Their intention was to over-fly the departing 'Around Alone' race yachts, particularly the Italian entrant. Upon arrival overhead the yacht southwest of Little Barrier Island, the aircraft made several low passes. On the last pass it was seen to enter a turn, then suddenly roll and descend in a steep nose-down attitude into the sea.


1. NZ Herald - Architect, wife died pursuing love of air, sea


Ardmore, New Zealand, 1999

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
16-Feb-2009 12:11 Anon. Updated
25-Mar-2009 11:07 XLerate Updated
31-Dec-2014 08:01 ClauLam Updated [Operator, Phase]
31-Dec-2014 08:01 ClauLam Updated [Operator, Phase]

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