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Last updated: 17 May 2021
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:mercredi 27 décembre 2006
Heure:10:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
Compagnie:Island Air Charters
Immatriculation: ZK-WNZ
Numéro de série: 278
Année de Fabrication: 1971-05-06 (35 years 8 months)
Moteurs: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:ca 7 km W off Tauranga Airport (TRG) (   Nouvelle-Zélande)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Tauranga Airport (TRG/NZTG), Nouvelle-Zélande
Aéroport de destination:Hamilton Airport (HLZ/NZHN), Nouvelle-Zélande
Détails:
The pilot was ferrying the aircraft from Tauranga Airport (TRG) to a Hamilton Airport (HLZ) maintenance facility when one of the engines failed. The pilot elected to turn back to Tauranga but, shortly after, the remaining engine failed. The pilot carried out a forced landing into a tidal estuary. The aircraft incurred substantial damage to the nose landing gear. Subsequent CAA safety investigation determined that on an earlier flight, the aircraft's electrical system incurred a defect that rendered several electrical components unserviceable, including the two tip/main fuel tank selector valves. No engineering inspection or rectification ensued and the operator ferried the aircraft from Great Barrier Island unaware that the engines were being fed from the tip tanks only. The operator departed Tauranga for Hamilton under similar circumstances, reaching the vicinity of the Kaimai Ranges when the tip tanks became empty.
The plane stuck fast in the mud and was kept afloat overnight by drums. It was airlifted by a Mil Mi-8 helicopter the next day.

Sources:
» Airline and pilot banned after crash landing (NZPA, 29-12-2006)
» CAA NZ Occurrence # 06/4799


Photos

photo of BN-2A-27-Islander-ZK-WNZ
accident date: 27-12-2006
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
registration: ZK-WNZ
photo of BN-2A-27-Islander-ZK-WNZ
accident date: 27-12-2006
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A-27 Islander
registration: ZK-WNZ
 

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
06 MAY 1971 G-AYYA first flight
06 MAY 1971 VH-ISE Islander Aircraft Sales
26 JUL 1973 VH-ISE
VH-ISE Islandair Pty
20 JUN 1979 N8021M Tonga Air
04 OCT 1979 N8021M Samoan Airlines
N8021M Manu'a Air Transport
ZK-WNZ Southern Air, Invercargill
ZK-WNZ New Zealand Air Services
ZK-WNZ Wings Over Whales
26 OCT 2004 ZK-WNZ Island Air Charters

» source: Werner Fischdick

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tauranga Airport et Hamilton Airport est de 79 km (49 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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