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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48436
Last updated: 8 August 2019
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Date:07-NOV-2008
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Avmax Limited
Registration: ZK-EQX
C/n / msn: 38-80A0009
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Hokitika Airport -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:NZHK (Hokitika)
Narrative:
A light crosswind caused the Tomahawk to drift over to the grass runway so the crew elected to continue and land on it. As the aircraft slowed, its nose wheel sank into soft ground and was bent rearward. One propeller blade was also bent.

Sources:

1. New Zealand CAA Preliminary Report


Images:


Ardmore 17Jun1981

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Nov-2008 23:45 Topaz Added
21-Jul-2009 02:33 flyernzl Updated

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