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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48769
Last updated: 23 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CRES model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600
Owner/operator:Wanganui Aero Works Ltd
Registration: ZK-LTC
C/n / msn: 020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tarata -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Taranaki District
Destination airport:Taranaki District
The aircraft operated from a rural airstrip near Tarata New Zealand, on topdressing flights.
The aircraft descended after take-off and struck a fence. The collision with the fence damaged the elevator control cable system which jammed the elevator control surface. This resulted in the pilot being unable to adequately control the aircraft in pitch, and the aircraft subsequently struck the ground.
The aircraft was loaded with 1900 kg of lime product on the accident flight, this was in excess of the 1860 kg maximum structural hopper load.
A change in wind direction had occurred in the late morning which may have presented the pilot with a slight tail-wind or possible low level turbulence, including down draught conditions, during and after take-off.
On the accident flight, the aircraft was probably overloaded for the prevailing
environmental conditions.


Revision history:

14-Dec-2008 11:48 robbreid Added
14-Dec-2008 23:33 RobertMB Updated
16-Feb-2011 14:11 harro Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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