Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Pacific Aerospace PAC 750XL in Taupo Lake

Accident description

  • Jan 7, 2015 at 1215 LT
  • ZK-SDT
  • Flight
  • Training
  • Yes
  • Lake, Sea, Ocean
  • Taupo - Taupo
  • 122
  • Taupo, Waikato Regional Council
  • New Zealand
  • Oceania
  • 1
  • 0
  • 12
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • While cruising at a height of some 5,000 feet, the pilot encountered problems with the engine. The 12 skydivers and the pilot abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. All 13 occupants were safe while the aircraft crashed into the Taupo Lake and was destroyed.