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: Substantial
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 is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Piper PA 25-235 Pawnee B sustained substantial damage when it impacted trees during a glider-tow takeoff attempt. Initial reports state that the glider was out of position during the takeoff and the tow plate was in such a position that the pilot of the Pawnee could not recover. The glider became detached from the Pawnee and 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 sole pilot onboard was seriously injured and later succumb to his injuries. The glider landed with minor damage

Sources: (photo)

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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]

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