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Greater Wellington Regional Council

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 Convair CV-580 in Waikanae: 2 killed

Date & Time: Oct 3, 2003 at 2126 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-KFU
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Christchurch-Palmerston North
MSN:
017
YOM:
1952
Flight number:
AFZ642
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
16928
Captain / Total hours on type:
3286.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
20148
Copilot / Total hours on type:
194
Aircraft flight hours:
66660
Aircraft flight cycles:
98774
Circumstances:
One hour after takeoff, while in cruising altitude off Waikanae beach, the twin engine aircraft plunged into the ocean. ATSB said that the accident was due to severe icing condition.

Crash of a Fletcher FU24-950M in Whitemans Valley: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 8, 1982 at 1906 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-BPZ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Site:
MSN:
70
YOM:
1960
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a sowing lime mission on a hillside located in the Whitemans Valley, south of Upper Hutt. While turning in the valley to position for another sowing run, the single engine aircraft's left wing and undercarriage struck a small ridge. The plane then collided with a fence, cartwheeled, and dived into the ground. The pilot was killed.

Ground accident of a De Havilland DH.104 Devon in Wellington

Date & Time: Mar 31, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
NZ1820
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
04411
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While taxiing, the crew encountered technical problems with the braking systems. The captain decided to raise the landing gear when the aircraft sank on its belly and came to a halt. Both occupants were uninjured.

Crash of a Fletcher FU-24-950M near Carterton: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 5, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-CRX
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Carterton - Carterton
MSN:
123
YOM:
1966
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in a field located few km north of Carterton while completing a local crop spraying mission. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of a Cessna 207 Skywagon in Castlepoint Station

Date & Time: May 26, 1975
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-DFD
MSN:
207-0188
YOM:
1970
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Occupant's fate unknown.

Crash of a Douglas C-47B-25-DK in Paraparaumu

Date & Time: Nov 6, 1970
Registration:
ZK-AXS
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paraparaumu - Paraparaumu
MSN:
15995/32743
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Paraparaumu Airport, the airplane deviated from the centerline to the right, causing the right main gear to be torn off while hitting the shoulder. The airplane went off runway and came to rest. Both pilots were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Captain's omission to abort the simulated takeoff in time. The following factors were considered as contributing:
- High ground speed,
- Overheated brakes.

Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver in Mauriceville

Date & Time: Feb 8, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-CGW
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
1547
YOM:
1964
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The tailwheel broke off while the airplane was taking off from Mauriceville. It went out of control and crashed. The pilot was injured and the airplane was written off.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during takeoff following the tailwheel failure.

Crash of a Fletcher FU-24 in Bideford

Date & Time: Jan 25, 1966
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-BIJ
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
37
YOM:
1957
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances in Bideford. The pilot was injured and the aircraft was written off.