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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46457
Last updated: 10 October 2019
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Date:22-JAN-1997
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic FU24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NZ Aerospace Fletcher FU24-954
Owner/operator:Wanganui Aero Work Ltd
Registration: ZK-EHX
C/n / msn: 262
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 WSW Taihape -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The pilot was conducting a topdressing operation in hilly terrain in fine weather. He had stopped sowing and commenced a righthand turn. Considerable height was lost in the turn for reasons undetermined. The aircraft impacted with terrain under power in a 60-degree banked, 30-degree nose-down attitude. The aircraft was totally destroyed in the impact and post-crash fire, the pilot receiving fatal injuries. No technical deficiencies were revealed.

Sources:

Accident brief 97/91


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
06-Feb-2010 23:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
23-Apr-2010 02:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
20-May-2017 14:07 Kevben Updated [Operator, Phase, Source]

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