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Accident
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 29 Januar 1996
Zeit:16:27
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Fluggesellschaft:Sounds Air
Kennzeichen: ZK-SFA
Werknummer: 208-00051
Baujahr: 1985
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:18 km (11.3 Meilen) NE of Blenheim (   Neuseeland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Wellington International Airport (WLG/NZWN), Neuseeland
Flug nach:Picton-Koromiko Airport (PCN/NZOK), Neuseeland
Unfallbericht:
The Cessna departed Wellington (WLG) for a VFR flight at 2000 feet to Koromiko (PCN). While descending for Koromiko Airport the aircraft entered an area of clouds and flew into the heavily wooded eastern slope of Mount Robertson at 1400 feet (430 m) amsl.

Probable Cause:

Causal factors identified were: descent under a cloud layer; misidentification of terrain features; loss of "positional awareness"; insufficient forward visibility; the high speed of the aircraft; and the pilot's decision making.

Informationsquelle:
» TAIC Investigation 96-006


Sicherheitsempfehlungen

TAIC issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Wellington International Airport to Picton-Koromiko Airport as the crow flies is 71 km (44 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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