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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194504
Last updated: 23 August 2020
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Date:02-APR-2017
Time:c. 10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic COY2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rans S-6ES Coyote II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-TJE
C/n / msn: 02991305
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Near Kaka Point, Glenomaru,The Catlins, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:airstrip NW of Balclutha
Destination airport:airstrip NW of Balclutha
Narrative:
On the morning of 2 April 2017 the microlight aircraft departed the pilotís home airstrip, situated nine nautical miles northwest of Balclutha, for a local scenic flight. Approximately an hour after take-off, ZK-TJE stalled1 in a turn at low level over farmland, one and a half nautical miles east of Glenomaru. There was not enough height for the pilot to recover from the stall before the aircraft struck the ground. Neither the pilot nor passenger survived the accident.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) safety investigation identified the following key factors contributing to the incident:
- The pilot was manoeuvring the aircraft below minimum altitude for VFR flight
- The pilot did not have the training or experience to mitigate the risks involved in low-level flying
- A weather front was passing through the area at the time the accident occurred

Sources:

https://www.caa.govt.nz/assets/legacy/Accidents_and_Incidents/Accident_Reports/ZK-TJE-fatal.pdf
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/91112703/microlight-crash-in-the-catlins
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11830355
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/balclutha-couple-die-microlight-crash
http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2012/05/rego-swap-zk-oac-zk-wal.html
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53fb994de4b0a52701b61085/t/57ca7faa5016e14621506d47/1472888758245/OAC+newsletter+September+2016.pdf
http://www.airframes.org/reg/zkoac
http://m.regosearch.com/aircraft/nz/TJE

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Location


Images:


ZK-OAC became ZK-TJE in September 2016. At Taieri 26Oct2015

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Apr-2017 05:02 Geno Added
02-Apr-2017 05:12 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Source]
02-Apr-2017 06:12 angels one five Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport]
02-Apr-2017 22:51 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
03-Apr-2017 06:22 flyernzl Updated [Photo, ]
30-Aug-2019 06:19 Anon. Updated [Source]
30-Aug-2019 06:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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