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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223479
Last updated: 22 February 2020
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Date:23-MAR-2019
Time:c. 22:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DA42 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Owner/operator:Ardmore Flying School Ltd
Registration: ZK-EAP
C/n / msn: 42.258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kaimanawa Ranges, 24 km E of Tūrangi, NI -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Palmerston North Airport (PMR/NZPM)
Destination airport:Taupo Airport (TUO/NZAP)
Narrative:
An aircraft with two occupants, en route from Palmerston North to Taupō ,was reported missing Saturday night near the Kaimanawa Ranges on the North Island were it was located in steep terrain at Sunday 24 March at 11:30, about 24 km east of Tūrangi. Both pilots, who were qualified flight instructors, were fatally injured.

Sources:

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/plane-missing-over-north-island/ar-BBV8Uz7?li=BBSVtLJ
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12215694
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Taupo,+New+Zealand/Palmerston+North,+New+Zealand/@-39.5193701,175.9839781,8z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m2!1m1!1s0x6d6bef77144b165b:0x500ef6143a309e0!1m2!1m1!1s0x6d41ad9fbda34483:0x500ef6143a29915!3e0?hl=en-us&gl=us
http://www.davidwallphoto.com/detail/23709-Kaimanawa-Ranges,-Central-Plateau,-North-Island,-New-Zealand-_-aerial.html


Images:


Ardmore 16Jan2019

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2019 23:33 Geno Added
23-Mar-2019 23:57 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Mar-2019 00:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Mar-2019 00:29 RobertMB Updated [Damage]
24-Mar-2019 04:56 RobertMB Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
24-Mar-2019 07:39 flyernzl Updated [Registration, Cn, Damage, Narrative, Photo]
24-Mar-2019 11:45 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Mar-2019 07:31 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Mar-2019 17:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Embed code, Narrative]

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