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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 58727
Last updated: 17 August 2020
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Date:18-OCT-1973
Time:19:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-23-150D Apache
Owner/operator:Zanden Holdings Ltd
Registration: ZK-BLP
C/n / msn: 23-1089R
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:sea off West End, Ohope -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:NZWN
Destination airport:NZWK
Narrative:
The Apache was on a private flight from Wellington to Whakatane.
A few miles short of its destination one engine, and then the other, failed owing to fuel exhaustion.
The Apache was ditched in the sea successfully approximately half a mile off shore from the western end of the beach at Ohope. Both occupants exited the aircraft. The pilot drowned before he could reach the beach, however his young son managed to swim to safety.

Sources:

NZ Register & other.
NZ MOT Aircraft Accident Report No 73-124


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Feb-2009 00:17 angels one five Added
22-May-2009 02:32 XLerate Updated
24-May-2009 03:41 angels one five Updated
03-Sep-2012 21:58 LATERON2 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
16-May-2018 05:39 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
27-May-2018 00:24 Ron Averes Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2018 05:54 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
31-May-2018 07:04 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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