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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64351
Last updated: 15 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172B Skyhawk
Owner/operator:North Otago Aero Club, Oamaru
Registration: ZK-BYH
C/n / msn: 47797
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Birch Hill, Mount Cook -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Oamaru
Destination airport:Mt Cook
Pilot - JD Hay. BYH departed Oamaru early on the accident day for a scenic flight to Mt Cook, Queenstown, Wanaka and Haast. When departing the Birch Hill airfield (1,153ft ASL), BYH failed to gain height on take-off, went through a fence and crashed upside-down into the Tasman river bed. There were no injuries and BYH was written-off as uneconomical to repair.



One of first optional Skyhawks in NZ - photographed here at Kurow airstrip, March 1962. P B Legg photo.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
08-Dec-2013 07:36 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]
05-May-2014 20:24 jacko180 Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
05-May-2014 20:32 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 21:52 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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