Accident Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B ZK-CIG,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 277938
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Date:Saturday 7 May 2022
Time:c. 14:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B
Owner/operator:Wanganui Manawatu Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-CIG
MSN: 25-3012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Feilding Aerodrome, Manawatu -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Feilding Airport (NZFI)
Destination airport:Feilding Airport (NZFI)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
A Piper PA 25-235 Pawnee B sustained substantial damage when it impacted trees during a glider-tow takeoff attempt. Reports state that the glider pulled up steeply and was out of position during the takeoff and the tow plane was in such a position that the pilot of the Pawnee could not recover. The glider snapped the tow rope but managed to circle back to the aerodrome and land, however the Pawnee struck trees approximately 20m from the airport perimeter fence on Taonui Road.
The Pawnee was destroyed in the accident and rescue effort, The sole pilot onboard it later succumb to his injuries. The glider landed with minor damage.

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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
4 August 1968 ZK-CIG Airwork (NZ) Ltd Hawarden, Canterbury unk


Feilding 16March2008

Feilding Aerodrome (NZFI), Feb 17 2019


Revision history:

07-May-2022 04:43 Captain Adam Added
07-May-2022 05:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
07-May-2022 07:17 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-May-2022 12:44 flyernzl Updated [Photo]
08-May-2022 05:59 JMW69 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo]
17-May-2022 08:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
22-May-2022 05:39 Yorkie Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
05-Mar-2024 06:44 Anon. Updated [Damage, Narrative]

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