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Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 near Carterton: 1 killed

Date & Time: Apr 24, 2020 at 0730 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTK
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
30
YOM:
2002
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field located about 20 km southeast of Carterton. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 in Otane

Date & Time: Feb 4, 2014 at 0600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTE
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Otane - Otane
MSN:
029
YOM:
0
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot and the passenger were involved in a top dressing mission in the region of Otane, south of Hastings, New Zealand. On final approach, aircraft seemed to be too low and hit tree tops before crashing nose down in a prairie. Both occupants were seriously injured while the aircraft was partially destroyed. It was dark at the time of the accident as the sunrise was computed at 0639LT.

Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 in Tarata: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 14, 2008 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTC
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Taranaki - Taranaki
MSN:
020
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot was performing a spraying mission when the aircraft crashed in an open field. The pilot, sole occupant, was killed.

Crash of a PAC Cresco 08-600 in Maramarua

Date & Time: Dec 10, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-LTP
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
001
YOM:
1979
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a test flight on this first PAC Cresco 08-600 prototype. En route, the pilot lost control of the airplane after the tail detached. The single engine airplane entered a dive and while the pilot was able to parachute to safety, the airplane crashed and was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Structural failure of the tail in flight.