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Date:Saturday 27 March 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Operator:Tasman Empire Airways Ltd. - TEAL
Registration: ZK-TEC
MSN: 2011
First flight: 1959-12-04 (5 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whenuapai Airport (   New Zealand)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Whenuapai Airport (NZWP), New Zealand
Destination airport:Whenuapai Airport (NZWP), New Zealand
Narrative:
The Electra, named "Akaroa", landed heavily following a flight idle approach to Whenuapai. One of the main gear legs failed and the aircraft caught fire.

Classification:
Heavy landing
Landing gear collapse
Runway mishap

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accident date: 27-03-1965
type: Lockheed L-188C Electra
registration: ZK-TEC
photo of Lockheed-L-188C-Electra-ZK-TEC
accident date: 27-03-1965
type: Lockheed L-188C Electra
registration: ZK-TEC
 

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