ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62623
Last updated: 12 December 2013
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Piper PA-28-160B Cherokee.
|Owner/operator:||W.J.McLure ( regd owner.)|
|C/n / msn:|| 28-1147.|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Puketa Beach, near Kaikoura Aerodrome. -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Kaikoura Aerodrome NZKI.|
The engine of the Cherokee failed suddenly at a height of 120 to 150 feet during climb-out from Kaikoura.
The pilot attempted a very steep right turn in an apparent attempt to return to the runway but the aircraft stalled and dived onto Puketa Beach not far from the airfield.
It exploded in flames moments after the severe impact.
All four occupants of the plane died in the accident.
An inspection of the wreckage showed no apparent reason for the abrupt engine stoppage.
The investigator concluded : " The accident was caused by loss of control, incurred in a steep turn following loss of engine power during climb-out, at a height which made recovery impossible before the aircraft struck the ground. "
Pilot Leonard Bailey and passengers Keith Barlow, Paul Garrett and Robert Thornley.
Aircraft Accident Report No. 1972.
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