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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62943
Last updated: 8 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna U206 floatplane
Owner/operator:Ritchie Air Services Ltd
Registration: ZK-CHQ
C/n / msn: U2060314
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake McKerrow, Fiordland -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
pilot I Ritchie. Tipped over by large wave when landing to pick up a group of hunters. Pilot wet but uninjured.


3. John King, 1995, New Zealand Tragedies Aviation Accidents and Disasters, Grantham House.

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Dec 1965 ZK-CHQ Ritchie Air Services Ltd 0 Lake Gunn, Fiordland sub
17 Mar 1974 ZK-CHQ Mount Cook Air Services Ltd Lake Alabaster, Fiordland sub


Photo of ZK-CHQ courtesy

Te Anau - Seaplane
15 November 1975; (c) Daniel Tanner

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
17-Jul-2016 11:13 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Source, Damage]
02-Aug-2020 21:08 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2020 21:29 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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