Incident Pacific Aerospace 750XL ZK-SDT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172744
 
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Date:Wednesday 7 January 2015
Time:c. 1215 L/T
Type:Silhouette image of generic P750 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Pacific Aerospace 750XL
Owner/operator:Skydive Taupo Ltd
Registration: ZK-SDT
MSN: 122
Year of manufacture:2006
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Lake Taupo, Taupo -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:Taupo Airport NZAP
Destination airport:Taupo Airport NZAP
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
An engine problem is reported to have occurred during the climb (at ~5000ft) over Lake Taupo. All on 13 board (six tandem 'units' plus the pilot) made an emergency bale out. The wreckage is submerged in the lake in Rotongaio Bay.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11383082
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/skydive-chief-hails-heroic-crew-after-plane-plunges-into-lake-taupo-6215581
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/64724765/plane-crashes-into-lake-taupo
https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/AirReg3_new.asp?Mark=SDT&Query3=Get+Reg+Mark
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30706236
https://www.backcountrypilot.org/forum/odd-aussi-aircraft-13241


Images:


Taupo 14Jan2011

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jan-2015 00:42 angels one five Added
07-Jan-2015 01:05 angels one five Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
07-Jan-2015 01:09 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
07-Jan-2015 02:37 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
07-Jan-2015 04:28 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Damage]
07-Jan-2015 07:32 flyernzl Updated [Photo, ]
07-Jan-2015 08:32 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Damage, Narrative]
07-Jan-2015 18:58 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
08-Jan-2015 12:45 Hans Gruber Updated [Source, Embed code]
20-Jan-2015 20:00 wf Updated [Location]
19-May-2018 02:09 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
19-Feb-2022 01:54 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]

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