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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168792
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P68 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Partenavia P.68B
Registration: ZK-MYF
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Takapau, 30 kilometres west of Waipukurau -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Napier
Destination airport:Palmerston North
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Engine power loss and subsequent forced landing into a paddock, without injury. The power loss was caused by fuel starvation to the left engine.

The investigation identified that the instructor's minimal experience on the aircraft, combined with inadequate fuel management procedures, contributed to the aircraft departing with less than the minimum required fuel on board. This also influenced the instructor's actions once the initial power loss occurred.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 027/07 issued 24 July 2007 by TAIC to DCA
Safety recommendation 028/07 issued 24 July 2007 by TAIC to DCA

Revision history:

16-Aug-2014 16:18 Aerossurance Added
25-Jan-2020 12:45 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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