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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46299
Last updated: 1 June 2021
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Time:c. 18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: ZK-CIK
MSN: 28-20227
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Amuri Range, 4 n.m. south of Hanmer Springs -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Forest Field
Destination airport:Forest Field
Stall/spin accident.

On Tuesday 19 December 2000 at about 1700 hours, ZK-CIK, a PA-28-140, departed from Forest Field aerodrome near Christchurch on a return scenic flight. On board were the pilot and two passengers. After circling several properties near Waiau in North Canterbury, the aeroplane was last seen at about 1745 hours heading in the direction of Hanmer Springs.

At about 2100 hours, the aeroplane was reported overdue to the Police. About the same time a local farming couple and their son, concerned about smoke up a valley at the back of their property, located the wreckage of ZK-CIK in an area of burning scrub. The three occupants had died on impact. After attempting to cross a ridgeline, the pilot probably lost control of the aircraft while trying to turn back down the valley. The aircraft then impacted the ground in a near-vertical attitude.


TAIC Report 00-015

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
11-Mar-2016 21:03 angels one five Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2016 21:04 angels one five Updated [Time]

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