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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Fecha:lunes 29 enero 1996
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208 Caravan I
Operador:Sounds Air
Registración: ZK-SFA
Numéro de série: 208-00051
Año de Construcción: 1985
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:18 km (11.3 milles) NE of Blenheim (   Nueva Zelanda)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 430 m (1411 feet) amsl
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wellington International Airport (WLG/NZWN), Nueva Zelanda
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Picton-Koromiko Airport (PCN/NZOK), Nueva Zelanda
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.

» TAIC Investigation 96-006

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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.

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