ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139278
Last updated: 3 September 2014
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Date:17-OCT-2011
Time:15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-JFI
C/n / msn: 17273749
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arrowtown Golf Course, Centennial Ave, Arrowtown -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Invercargill Airport - NZNV
Destination airport:Arrowtown private airstrip
Narrative:
A Cessna 172N Skyhawk crashed on the Arrowtown Golf Course.

It appears from an initial examination of the crash scene by Civil Aviation Authority safety inspectors that the Cessna was climbing out from a missed approach to the airstrip when control was lost. The plane descended and its tail struck a tree. The aircraft crashed and slid 15 meters down a bank.
There was no fire.
It was making an approach to an airstrip which is adjacent to the crash site.
Aircraft was on the way from Invercargill Airport - NZNV to Arrowtown private airstrip.

The pilot, and registered owner of the aircraft, was killed and two others have been seriously injured.

Sources:
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/one-feared-dead-in-golf-course-plane-crash-4469108
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/mp/10483180/one-dead-in-arrowtown-light-plane-crash/
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5799929/One-dies-in-crash-at-Arrowtown-golf-course
http://www.scene.co.nz/breaking-news-fatal-plane-crash-at-arrowtown-golf-course/293200a1.page
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/queenstown-lakes/182647/light-plane-crash-arrowtown-golf-course
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/updates/29732
http://www2.wsav.com/news/2011/oct/17/report-small-plane-crash-in-new-zealand-kills-1-ar-2564114/
http://www.odt.co.nz/your-town/arrowtown/183073/plane-wreckage-examined

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/313580.html (photo)



Tauranga 8Feb2011

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Oct-2011 22:23 angels one five Added
17-Oct-2011 05:16 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn]
17-Oct-2011 06:21 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 07:02 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 08:22 RobertMB Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 23:53 flyernzl Updated [[Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]]
18-Oct-2011 10:15 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
19-Oct-2011 14:56 angels one five Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
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