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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46195
Last updated: 13 February 2021
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Type:Smyth S Sidewinder
Registration: ZK-DYY
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Poutu Pt -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft was climbing away after takeoff from the Kaipara Harbour North Head beach, when it was observed to suddenly bank to the left, pitch nose down and dive into the sea. From investigation, it appears that the aircraft was flown into a steep climb, during which the aircraft aerodynamically stalled, entered an incipient spin, and was not recovered in the height available. Both occupants were killed in the accident.


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04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added

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