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Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:01-MAR-2019
Time:10:50 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver MK1
Owner/operator:Auckland Seaplanes
Registration: ZK-WKA
C/n / msn: 1585
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, NI -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Ardmore Airport (AMZ/NZAR)
Destination airport:Waitematā harbour
Narrative:
The aircraft experienced a noseover subsequent to a geardown landing upon the waters of Auckland Harbour offshore of the Auckland Central Business District on the North Island. The floatplane remained afloat nose down, having sustained undetermined damage, and the sole pilot onboard was not injured during the incident.

NZ CAA say the pilot omitted to raise the wheels after take-off from Ardmore and did not use the required cockpit checklist when executing the flight. He instead relied on his memory to carry out the various checks.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12208478
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/sea-plane-crashes-into-water-off-downtown-auckland-report?variant=tb_v_1
https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110956138/emergency-services-respond-to-reports-of-sea-plane-crashing-off-auckland-wharf
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12208835
https://www.caa.govt.nz/assets/legacy/Accidents_and_Incidents/Accident_Reports/ZK-WKA-safety-brief.pdf
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https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9182202
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bhq5BrI8ba4/WHimDFBtgKI/AAAAAAAAA2k/sKYN0mNn49IS2SmWs6NK5ckq_wr9jr0xACLcB/s1600/De%2BHavilland%2BCanada%2BDHC-2%2BBeaver%2BMk-1%2BZK-WKA%2Bmsn%2B1585%2BAMZ%2B13-1-1%2B017_1.JPG
https://www.aucklandseaplanes.com/aircraft.php


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Feb-2019 23:51 Geno Added
28-Feb-2019 23:57 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
01-Mar-2019 04:47 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code]
03-Mar-2019 04:08 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage]
03-Mar-2019 04:09 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
22-May-2019 16:33 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
04-Jun-2019 17:03 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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