ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64351
Last updated: 6 August 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:04-DEC-1965
Time:
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, Mt Cook -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Oamaru
Destination airport:Mt Cook
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333


Images:


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

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description