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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46372
Last updated: 2 October 2019
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Date:18-MAR-1999
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206F
Owner/operator:Air Chathams Ltd
Registration: ZK-DOA
C/n / msn: U206-02203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Pitt Island, Chatham Islands -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On Thursday 18 March 1999 at about 1645 hours, ZK-DOA, a Cessna 206 on an aerial surveillance air transport flight around Pitt Island, had a sudden engine failure and ditched in the sea. The pilot and four passengers escaped from the aircraft and swam toshore without the aid of life-jackets. Life-jackets were on board the aircraft for the occupants' use but there was insufficient time for them to locate and don the jackets. The aircraft was not recovered from the sea, and the cause of the engine failure was not established.

Sources:

CAA NZ Accident Brief, Occurrence #99/623.
3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/air-chathams-30-years-on.html

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 040/99 issued 2 July 1999 by TAIC to CAA NZ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
18-May-2018 01:19 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source]

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