Incident Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E ZK-DGS,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 191128
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Friday 9 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-23-250 Aztec E
Registration: ZK-DGS
MSN: 27-7304959
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Paraparaumu Airport, Wellington 5 -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TAIC
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
On Friday 9 January 2004 at about 1915, ZK-DGS a Piper PA23-250E Aztec landed at Paraparaumu Aerodrome. The aircraft taxied to the fuel pumps and as it was coming to a stop the right main landing gear collapsed rearwards. The 2 pilots on board were uninjured.

The main landing gear drag brace forward attachment bolt failed because of fatigue, possibly from stress caused by out of round bushings in the drag brace. The aircraft had been rebuilt following serious accident damage in 1995. These components were possibly re-used during this rebuild and stress initiators might have been created during the accident that then led to the bolt eventually failing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
8 June 1982 ZK-DGS Nationwide Aviation NP Ltd 0 Ardmore Aerodrome, Auckland min
Gear-up landing

Revision history:

03-Nov-2016 20:18 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2018 00:22 Ron Averes Updated [Cn]
23-Sep-2021 14:31 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Feb-2022 04:30 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314