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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231364
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:13-DEC-2019
Time:c. 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 185A Skywagon
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-GKI
C/n / msn: 185-0315
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Motueka Airport (MZP/NZMK), Tasman District, SI -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Motueka Airport (MZP/NZMK)
Narrative:
An Australian registered Cessna 185A Skywagon nosed over inverted during a landing attempt at Motueka Airport (MZP/NZMK)), Tasman District, South Island.
The airplane sustained substantial damage and the pilot received minor injuries.

Good collection of photo's on Pprune. The aircraft has more lives than a cat!

Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/118177128/light-plane-crash-in-motueka
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/one-person-injured-after-light-plane-crashes-motueka-airport
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12293571
https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft-register?search_api_views_fulltext=&vh=GKI&field_ar_serial=

https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/627979-old-time-png-pilot-vh-gki-has-flipped-over-today-new-zealand.html


Images:

Photo of VH-GKI courtesy AirHistory.net


Scone (YSCO / NSO)
30 March 1990; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Dec-2019 00:20 Geno Added
13-Dec-2019 00:56 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
13-Dec-2019 02:29 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Dec-2019 02:35 RobertMB Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2019 13:40 Petropavlovsk Updated [Source, Narrative]

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