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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219609
Last updated: 3 October 2019
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Date:17-DEC-2018
Time:15:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-4
Owner/operator:private
Registration: ZK-JRX
C/n / msn: 1320
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: Raglan Harbour, Waikato, North Island -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Blenheim
Destination airport:Auckland
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted the inlet waters of Raglan Harbour, at low tide, in a near vertical descent east of Raglan Airport (RAG/NZRA) in Waikato on the North Island.
The airplane was destroyed and the two occupants onboard were fatally injured.

The owner (who was not on board) was currently selling his plane. It was a trial flight with a prospective new owner. It is not known who was flying the plane at the moment of the crash.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12178348
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109418451/plane-crash-in-raglan-harbour
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/12/reported-plane-crash-in-raglan-harbour.html
http://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2014/01/vans-rv-4s-of-new-zealand_31.html
https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/raglan-air-crash-victims-believed-to-be-on-test-flight/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/109428184/civil-aviation-authority-to-investigate-fatal-plane-crash
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Type aircraft: https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1530757


Images:


Queenstown 2004

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2018 03:19 Geno Added
17-Dec-2018 05:03 Geno Updated [Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 06:30 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
17-Dec-2018 06:55 RobertMB Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 08:54 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Dec-2018 08:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
17-Dec-2018 09:04 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
17-Dec-2018 15:56 Geno Updated [Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Dec-2018 08:37 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Source]
18-Dec-2018 12:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Dec-2018 12:14 Iceman 29 Updated [Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
27-Dec-2018 08:00 flyernzl Updated [Photo]

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