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Crash of a Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL near Tiniroto: 2 killed

Accident description

  • Dec 12, 2016 at 0900 LT
  • ZK-XLA
  • Flight
  • Spraying (Agricultural)
  • No
  • Mountains
  • 101
  • 2003
  • Tiniroto, Gisborne District Council
  • New Zealand
  • Oceania
  • 2
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 2
  • While flying at low height northwest of Tiniroto, the single engine airplane hit power cables and crashed in a wooded area. Both occupants were killed. Power between Wairoa and Gisborne was cut. The aircraft was a PAC750XL model built in 2003, modified in 2011 and renamed Pacific Aerospace Falcon 3000XL.