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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196327
Last updated: 6 September 2020
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Date:25-JUN-2017
Time:c. 11:29
Type:Rans S-19 Venterra
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-MBX
C/n / msn: 051100102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Nr Welshmans Creek, NE of Middlemarch, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Taieri Airport (NZTI)
Destination airport:Omarama Airport (NZOA)
Narrative:
A Rans Aircraft S-19 microlight, ZK-MBX, was being operated on a private crosscountry flight. The flight was part of a planned group fly away with seven other aircraft, from Taieri Aerodrome to Omarama Aerodrome for a group lunch on 25 June 2017.
At approximately 1129 hours, while in the cruise phase of flight at approximately 5200ft above mean sea level (AMSL), the aircraft departed controlled flight, subsequently impacting terrain.

The final report by the Civil Aviation Authority identified the following contextual factors:
The pilot let the passenger fly the aircraft
The passenger was not familiar with the Rans Aircraft S-19 cockpit ergonomic layout
The sensitivity of the electric trim buttons may cause unintentional activation of the trim system
The out of trim control stick forces can be significant

Sources:

Radio NZ report.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/94063830/aero-club-member-killed-in-otago-small-plane-crash
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/name-released-plane-crash-victim
NZ Register
https://www.aviation.govt.nz/assets/publications/fatal-accident-reports/zk-mbx-fatal.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jun-2017 05:46 angels one five Added
25-Jun-2017 05:49 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
25-Jun-2017 06:29 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
25-Jun-2017 06:39 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities]
25-Jun-2017 17:09 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
26-Jun-2017 08:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
27-Jun-2017 06:27 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Jun-2017 06:28 harro Updated [Embed code]
27-Jun-2017 06:33 angels one five Updated [Registration, Source]
28-Jun-2017 07:02 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
01-May-2020 07:48 JMW69 Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-May-2020 07:50 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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