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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62422
Last updated: 19 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Registration: ZK-CUJ
C/n / msn: 28-24191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Maungaharuru Range, near Te Pohue -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hastings
Destination airport:Tauranga
The aircraft crossed the Te Waka Range south of Titiokura and crashed shortly afterwards on the western side of the Maungaharuru Range. Weather at the time was fine, but strong northwesterly winds were blowing. Cause of the crash was put down to the pilot losing control of the aircraft in a strong down draught, combined with severe turbulence around the ranges.
Pilot Gerald Peter Brice, passengers Bryan Mackie Dunlop, and Leonard Alexander Wright, all killed. RIP.

New Zealand Wings, April 1972 "Finding in Piper Crash in Hawkes Bay"

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
17-May-2018 23:58 Ron Averes Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jun-2018 05:36 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 20:34 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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