Accident Sabre 503 Trike ZK-JHE,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245119
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Date:Monday 23 November 2020
Type:Sabre 503 Trike
Registration: ZK-JHE
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kaitoke Airstrip, Wellington 4 -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Kaitoke Airstrip
Destination airport:Kaitoke Airstrip
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot, who was the owner of the aircraft, had been observed by witnesses to be conducting a series of circuits at the airstrip. The witnesses were at the local gun club, which was approximately 400 metres to the north-east of the airstrip.
The witnesses heard the aircraft flying towards the airstrip while on final approach, followed by what was described as a ‘thud’ or similar sound, and then silence.
Approximately two hours later, the aircraft was found in thick scrub 10 metres from the edge of the airstrip. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, had not survived the accident.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

23-Nov-2020 06:54 gerard57 Added
23-Nov-2020 07:03 harro Updated [Narrative]
24-Nov-2020 20:34 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]
13-Feb-2022 02:07 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
16-Jun-2022 19:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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