ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62590
Last updated: 25 May 2013
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Narrative:The Cessna A188 took off from a farm airstrip on a routine superphosphate sowing run, on a hot February day.
|Operator:||Midland Aviation (1963) Ltd|
|C/n / msn:|| 188-056|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Upper Tutaenui, 8.5 miles N. of Marton -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Farm airstrip|
After crossing the departure end of the strip the plane lost height and descended into a deep gully that ran at about right angles to the take off direction. It struck the ground on a 7 degree upslope, about 175 yards beyond the strip boundary, and ran through a fence and tipped over, coming to rest inverted.
The aircraft caught fire and was destroyed and the pilot was killed.
The accident investigator concluded that the probable cause of the accident " was a sudden loss of lift arising from an unexpected change in wind conditions encountered at a critical airspeed immediately after take off and which resulted in the aircraft striking the ground."
Barry Charles Sait.
Air Accident Report No. 2100.
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