ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46266
Last updated: 30 July 2014
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Date:04-JAN-2002
Time:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-FRR
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thames -   New Zealand
Phase:
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was flying from Great Barrier Island to Thames aerodrome. Prior to departure he checked weather conditions, discussed the weather at his destination with a pilot in Thames, and received updated conditions in the Hauraki Gulf from some commercial operators. Close to Thames aerodrome he was forced to turn back due to a severe squall, which had markedly reduced forward visibility. The pilot then configured the aircraft into the poor visibility/bad weather configuration and was holding at low altitude in anticipation of an improvement in the weather. The aircraft stalled in the turn and impacted the sea off the Thames township. The pilot managed to extricate himself from the wreckage and swim ashore.

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