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Date:14-JUN-2001
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CRES model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-TMO
C/n / msn: 012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:14NM W Gisborne -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was engaged in topdressing operations from Te Aroha Station, a property near Gisborne. Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft began dumping fertiliser during a steep turn in order to remain clear of the surrounding terrain. However, the aircraft continued to lose altitude while in the turn until there was insufficient height remaining to complete the manoeuvre. It subsequently struck a fence post, cart-wheeled and caught fire.

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
04-Feb-2010 23:54 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Phase]

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