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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191109
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Owner/operator:Soundsair Ltd
Registration: ZK-SFA
C/n / msn: 20800051
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Koromiko Aerodrome, Picton -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Koromiko Aerodrome, Picton (PCN/NZOK)
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
On Friday 8 September 1995, at approximately 1640 hours, as a Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft ZK-SFA was approaching to land at Picton Aerodrome the pilot saw the nose light of one of a loose formation of four RNZAF Macchi MC 39 aircraft approaching from the opposite direction at a similar height to that of his aircraft. He took evasive action and the nearest Macchi passed approximately 300 metres from the Caravan.

The causal factors included a lack of clear instruction in the NZAIP on VFR position reporting procedures in the vicinity of unattended aerodromes close to Control Zone boundaries and the standard of pre-flight planning including that for diversions from track due to weather.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 009/96 issued 9 March 1996 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 010/96 issued 9 March 1996 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 011/96 issued 9 March 1996 by TAIC to NZ Defence Force

Revision history:

03-Nov-2016 20:03 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Dec-2016 21:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport]

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