Date & Time: Jul 20, 1987 at 1900 LT
Type of aircraft:
GAF Nomad N.24
Lake Tekapo - Hamilton
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
After takeoff from Lake Tekapo, the aircraft encountered difficulties to gain height the stalled and crashed past the runway end. The pilot, sole on board, was seriously injured.
It was determined that the stall during initial climb was the consequence of an excessive accumulation of frost on fuselage and wings. The aircraft was not deiced prior to takeoff.