Incident Mooney M20E Super 21 ZK-CFV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168414
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Date:Wednesday 28 March 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Mooney M20E Super 21
Owner/operator:Rural Management Ltd
Registration: ZK-CFV
MSN: 230
Year of manufacture:1964
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Wellington Airport, Wellington 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:WLG / NZWN
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
"Pilot J Rutherford was asked to make a short approach and landing ahead of a Boeing 737. He encountered some difficulties getting the gear down and locked, the preoccupation with the gear resulting in a landing to the left of the runway. The aircraft veered sharply left as it landed, the pilot applied full power to go around but one wheel hit a light box. The Mooney went through the boundary fence and stopped on a nearby road. The occupants were not injured.

The accident report stated: ""The pilot was wearing shoes with which he was not fully familiar, and believes he may have unintentionally applied left brake at touchdown, causing the initial swing."""


1. Civil Air Accident File 25/3/73-047, Archives New Zealand
2. King, John (1995). Aviation Accidents and Disasters. New Zealand Tragedies. Wellington: Grantham House. p. 145. ISBN 1 86934 042 6.

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 August 1965 ZK-CFV Executive Air Travel (NZ) Ltd Taupo unk
24 January 1976 ZK-CFV Rural Management Ltd near Hamilton Airport, Waikato unk
21 August 1982 ZK-CFV A O Barrowclough 0 Spectacle Lake, Auckland unk

Revision history:

31-Jan-2022 03:35 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Feb-2022 01:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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