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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26208
Last updated: 17 November 2019
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Date:19-JAN-2002
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C207 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 207 Skywagon
Owner/operator:Air Fiordland
Registration: ZK-SEV
C/n / msn: 20700204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:11 km SE of Milford Sound -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Te Anau (NZTZ)
Destination airport:Milford Sound (NZMF)
Narrative:
At 0931 hours on 19 January 2002, ZK-SEV took off from Te Anau for Milford Sound. At about 1000 hours, the aircraft collided with the side of a mountainous valley at an elevation of approximately 4400 feet amsl, 500 metres southeast of Gertrude Saddle (11 kilometres from Milford Sound). The pilot and five passengers died in the collision. The aircraft probably had not reached a suitable altitude to cross Gertrude Saddle safely, and the pilot probably left his decision too late to turn back in the valley to gain more height.

Sources:

20700204

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 023/02 issued 19 July 2002 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 024/02 issued 19 July 2002 by TAIC to CAA NZ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Aug-2011 13:21 TB Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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