Vliegtuigongeval op 22 MAY 1954 met Douglas DC-3D ZK-AQT - Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 22 mei 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:New Zealand National Airways Corporation - NAC
Registratie: ZK-AQT
Constructienummer: 32696/15948
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:12732
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 26
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 28
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:0,8 km (0.5 mijl) SW of Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) (   Nieuw-Zeeland)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Christchurch-Harewood Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nieuw-Zeeland
Vliegveld van aankomst:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP), Nieuw-Zeeland
Vluchtnummer: 152
The was on final approach to Paraparaumu Airport's runway 03 when both engines quit simultaneously. The airplane dangerously lost speed and height. Attempts to relight the engines were successful. The DC-3 climbed and rolled to the right until the wings assumed a vertical position. The wing then contacted a house on Kohutuhutu Road, causing the outer 12 feet to be sheared off. The airplane continued between two houses, struck trees and powerlines before coming to rest. A fire broke out in the starboard wing area.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "a) Either throughout the flight or a substantial portion of it both engines were drawing fuel from the starboard main tank. b) The selector valves or valve were moved after the engines out, and the valves, when found and checked later, indicated a final setting of each engine to its respective port and starboard main tank. c) The total fuel usage recorded for sixty hours of service by the engines of this aircraft prior to this flight establish that the fuel was used normally by each engine from each tank and that there was no malfunction of the selector equipment. d) The failure of the engines of this aircraft was due to the exhaustion of fuel in the starboard main tank, to which both engines had been selected. e) Having regard to the position and condition of the aircraft at the time of engine failure the subsequent accident to the aircraft was inevitable."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (105-108)


photo of Douglas-DC-3D-ZK-AQT
accident date: 22-05-1954
type: Douglas DC-3D (C-47B-25-DK)
registration: ZK-AQT

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Christchurch-Harewood Airport en Paraparaumu Airport bedraagt 351 km (219 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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