ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194697
Last updated: 15 September 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic b8 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Montgomerie Bensen B8MR Autogyro
Registration: ZK-OOZ
C/n / msn: PFA G/01-1262
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Te Mapara, Waikato District, NI -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft impacted the terrain near the Piopio Golf Course in Te Mapara, Waikato District, North Island. The gyroplane was destroyed and the sole pilot on board received fatal injuries.

The weather was fine with minimal cloud and a light wind.

The gyroplane was seen performing a series of manoeuvres at low-level before suddenly descending and striking the ground.

The CAA investigation considered that a handling error by the inexperienced pilot led to a rotor stall and loss of lift at an altitude insufficient for recovery.

NZCAA Register
CAA registration update


Revision history:

09-Apr-2017 05:39 Geno Added
11-Apr-2017 10:10 Anon. Updated [Source]
15-Jun-2017 18:09 flyernzl Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
03-Mar-2020 21:48 angels one five Updated [Phase, Narrative]
03-Mar-2020 22:07 angels one five Updated [Damage, Narrative]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description