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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235450
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Date:24-APR-2020
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRES model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600
Owner/operator:Ravensdown Aerowork
Registration: ZK-LTK
C/n / msn: 030
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ruakiwi Rd, Kourarau Hill -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Kourarua Hill, Carterton
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a private agricultural strip on a farm 20km southeast of Carterton. The experienced Ravensdown pilot unfortunately received fatal injures during the accident. Wairarapa Police Area Commander, Inspector Scott Miller has stated that the Cresco had displayed problems during the takeoff run. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) are investigating the cause of the accident and the wreckage is due to be removed and examined at a remote facility in Wellignton.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12327227
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121238523/light-airplane-crashes-near-carterton-in-the-wairarapa
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/emergency-services-responding-light-plane-crash-near-carterton
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PAC_Cresco
https://www.ravensdown.co.nz/services/spreading/aerowork-aerial-spreading
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121238523/light-airplane-crashes-near-carterton-in-the-wairarapa
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2020/04/tributes-for-pilot-after-top-dressing-plane-crashes.html
https://times-age.co.nz/topdressing-pilot-in-fatal-crash-named/


Images:


Masterton 20Sep2018

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2020 22:21 Captain Adam Added
23-Apr-2020 22:26 Geno Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source]
23-Apr-2020 23:13 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 05:12 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
24-Apr-2020 06:08 harro Updated [Time]
24-Apr-2020 07:28 JMW69 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 14:58 TB Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Damage]
29-Apr-2020 12:24 JMW69 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Apr-2020 07:37 CANCES Updated [Registration, Cn]
17-Jul-2020 12:49 Anon. Updated [Photo]

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