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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201414
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Date:16-NOV-2017
Time:
Type:Pipistrel Taurus Electro
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-GEL
C/n / msn: 147 TAel
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:3.2 km west of Kaikohe Aerodrome NZKO -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kaikohe NZKO
Destination airport:Kaikohe NZKO
Narrative:
The glider took off in the afternoon to fly in the local area.
At 5:30 pm it was declared overdue, and the wreckage was found by a searching helicopter 3.2 kilometres
west of the airfield. The 72-years-old pilot was found dead.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=11944896&ref=twitter
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/98974668/a-person-is-dead-after-a-glider-crash-in-kaikohe-far-north
NZ CAA register of aircraft


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Nov-2017 19:26 angels one five Added
16-Nov-2017 19:26 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
16-Nov-2017 19:47 Captain Adam Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
20-Nov-2017 13:00 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
27-Nov-2017 18:23 Anon. Updated [Cn]

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