Incident Cessna 152 II ZK-FRR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46266
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Date:Friday 4 January 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 152 II
Registration: ZK-FRR
MSN: 152-82987
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sea off Thames, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Great Barrier Island
Destination airport:Thames
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot was flying from Great Barrier Island to Thames aerodrome. Prior to departure he checked weather conditions, discussed the weather at his destination with a pilot in Thames, and received updated conditions in the Hauraki Gulf from some commercial operators. Close to Thames aerodrome he was forced to turn back due to a severe squall, which had markedly reduced forward visibility. The pilot then configured the aircraft into the poor visibility/bad weather configuration and was holding at low altitude in anticipation of an improvement in the weather. The aircraft stalled in the turn and impacted the sea off the Thames township. The pilot managed to extricate himself from the wreckage and swim ashore.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
17-Feb-2022 20:28 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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