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Last updated: 8 December 2019
Date:Monday 20 July 1987
Type:Silhouette image of generic NOMA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
GAF Nomad N.24A
Operator:Air Safaris & Services
Registration: ZK-NMD
C/n / msn: 36
First flight: 1977
Engines: 2 Allison 250-B17B
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tekapo Aerodrome (   New Zealand)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Tekapo Aerodrome (NZTL), New Zealand
Destination airport:Hamilton Airport (HLZ/NZHN), New Zealand
The aircraft crashed due to loss of lift, caused by sawdust frozen on top of the wings.

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Distance from Tekapo Aerodrome to Hamilton Airport as the crow flies is 794 km (496 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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