Accident Sonex Waiex ZK-YEX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 308005
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Date:Tuesday 7 February 2023
Time:c. 11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic WAIX model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sonex Waiex
Registration: ZK-YEX
MSN: 155
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Stratford Airfield, Taranaki -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Sonex Waiex was partially consumed by the post-impact fire on paddock terrain near Stratford Airfield (NZSD), Taranaki, North Island.
The sole pilot died and the microlight was destroyed.


Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

07-Feb-2023 04:24 Geno Added
07-Feb-2023 05:25 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Nature, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
07-Feb-2023 06:17 gerard57 Updated [Country]
07-Feb-2023 08:51 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
28-Feb-2023 05:14 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
12-May-2023 09:54 Anon. Updated [Phase]

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