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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203655
Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Time:13:15+ LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-7
Registration: ZK-DVS
MSN: 73295
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Te Kopuru, Kaipara District -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:NZWR
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
The aircraft, an RV-7, experienced an apparent wing inflight breakup and subsequent impact with paddock terrain at Te Kopuru in Kaipara District of Northland. The airplane sustained substantial damage and the two occupants onboard were fatally injured.
The pilot was a helicopter pilot rescue.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

01-Jan-2018 04:45 Geno Added
01-Jan-2018 05:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Operator, Country, Embed code]
01-Jan-2018 08:40 flyernzl Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code]
01-Jan-2018 09:08 Iceman 29 Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source]
01-Jan-2018 09:11 Chieftain Updated [Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 09:21 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
01-Jan-2018 16:51 Geno Updated [Phase, Source]
01-Jan-2018 20:41 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2018 20:42 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
08-Jan-2018 12:05 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2018 06:27 junior sjc Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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