ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 281078
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Narrative:A Cessna 182H Skylane crashed on the McCoy Glacier near Mount Nicholson, Canterbury, South Island.
|Date:||Thursday 4 August 2022|
Cessna 182H Skylane
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Mount Nicholson, Canterbury -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Franz Josef Airport (WHO/NZFJ)|
|Destination airport:||Rangiora Airport (NZRT)|
|Investigating agency: ||CAA NZ|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The sole pilot died and the aircraft was destroyed.
The private pilot was flying his aircraft, ZK-MGB, from Franz Josef aerodrome (NZFJ) to Rangiora aerodrome (NZRT) to collect two associates and fly them back to Franz Josef.
The collision with terrain followed what appeared to be a decision by the pilot to turn back to his departure aerodrome. When flying east of Mt Nicholson, ZK-MGB likely encountered an area of very strong downdraughts resulting in a high rate of descent. These downdraughts either exceeded its climb performance and/or possibly forced it into the cloud layer. For either scenario the pilot was unable to avoid terrain.
Ex VH-AAU, P2-PLD, VH-PLD, N8445S
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300654418/missing-light-plane-found-in-the-southern-alps https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/08/04/light-plane-reported-missing-in-southern-alps/ https://cdn.planespotters.net/11095/zk-mgb-private-cessna-182h-skylane_PlanespottersNet_211647_a79cbb0f1b_o.jpg
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|Investigating agency: ||CAA NZ |
|Report number: || |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||1 year 1 month|
|Download report: || Final report|
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