Accident NZAI Fletcher FU-24-950 ZK-EHX,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46457
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Date:Wednesday 22 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic FU24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
NZAI Fletcher FU-24-950
Owner/operator:Wanganui Aero Work Ltd
Registration: ZK-EHX
MSN: 262
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Taihape, Whanganui 4 -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot was conducting a topdressing operation in hilly terrain in fine weather, 8 km west south west of Taihape. He had stopped sowing and commenced a righthand turn. Considerable height was lost in the turn for reasons undetermined. The aircraft impacted with terrain under power in a 60-degree banked, 30-degree nose-down attitude. The aircraft was totally destroyed in the impact and post-crash fire, the pilot receiving fatal injuries. No technical deficiencies were revealed.


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History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
31 January 1979 ZK-EHX Wanganui Aero Work Ltd 0 Kirikau, King Country unk
Collision with pole or wires
10 December 1979 ZK-EHX Wanganui Aero Work Ltd 0 near Owhango, King Country sub

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
06-Feb-2010 23:05 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Other fatalities]
23-Apr-2010 02:15 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
20-May-2017 14:07 Kevben Updated [Operator, Phase, Source]
03-Oct-2021 22:35 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Oct-2021 01:48 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
06-Feb-2022 21:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]
13-Feb-2022 11:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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