Date & Time: May 10, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed 10 Electra
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-AFC
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Auckland – Palmerston North
MSN:
1092
YOM:
1936
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Auckland-Mangere Airport, the twin engine aircraft encountered serious difficulties to gain height, hit trees and crashed in a huge explosion. Both crew were killed and the aircraft christened 'Kotare' was destroyed by impact forces and post crash fire.
Probable cause:
Engine failure shortly after rotation.