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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60887
Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Time:late afterno
Type:Silhouette image of generic M20P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Mooney M20E
Registration: ZK-CFV
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Spectacle Lake, near Mangawhai Heads, North Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Farm airstrip beside Spectacle Lake
Destination airport:
The Mooney M20E, piloted by A O Barrowclough, did not gain enough speed during takeoff from the short airstrip. A wingtip clipped a fencepost and it flew out across the surface of the lake with the stall warning going. As the aircraft left the shelter of the terrain, a south-westerly tail wind became more apparent, and 250 metres out over the lake the aircraft settled into it, sinking in about 6 metres. Both occupants escaped uninjured.


1. Aircraft Accident Brief 25/3/82-077, Archives New Zealand
2. King, John (1995). Aviation Accidents and Disasters. New Zealand Tragedies. Wellington: Grantham House. pp. 132-133. ISBN 1 86934 042 6.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-May-2009 21:04 XLerate Updated

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