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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172535
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:28-DEC-2014
Time:c. 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CH70 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zenair CH701 STOL
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-EDY
MSN: 7-3988
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tidal estuary at Whananaki North, Whangarei, Northland -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Whananaki
Destination airport:WR
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced a loss of engine power and rough running shortly after takeoff from the Whananaki North Airstrip, Whangarei, Northland. The pilot ditched the aircraft in the tidal estuary beyond the runway threshold.
The Microlight Class 2 airplane came to rest inverted, sustaining moderate damage. No injuries were sustained by the pilot or his passenger.

Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/64507176/small-plane-crashes-in-sea-off-northland
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11379736
http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/nz/EDY

http://www.zenith.aero/photo/ch701-at-shelly-beach-new-zealand
http://www.zenair.com
http://www.parakaiairfield.co.nz/airfields2.shtml





Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Dec-2014 07:44 Geno Added
03-Jan-2015 08:21 GAZZA Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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