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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64343
Last updated: 22 June 2019
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Date:04-JAN-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180A
Owner/operator:Southern Aviation Ltd
Registration: ZK-BJF
C/n / msn: 31258
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tokanui, Southland -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Farm airstrip at Tokanui
Destination airport:Gore Aerodrome NZGC
Narrative:
Pilot: Errol Colvin R.I.P.

The aircraft was returning to base. At the controls was a loader driver, Errol Colvin, who held a Private Pilot Licence. Accompanying him was the agricultural flying rated commercial pilot who had been flying the Cessna during the day's operations.
The aircraft snagged a wire of an old fenceline during the take off run and crashed heavily. Both occupants survived the crash with injuries, but those of Errol Colvin were severe and he died the following day.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
NZ Register
http://skyviking.net/svwp/?p=412
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/25189/pilot-cessna-crashed-southland-1966


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-Jul-2014 19:49 TB Updated [Cn, Other fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 00:02 angels one five Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 00:09 angels one five Updated [Phase]
14-Mar-2017 00:18 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source]
19-Mar-2017 01:54 angels one five Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Oct-2018 16:24 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]

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