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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 236581
Last updated: 17 July 2020
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Date:31-MAY-2020
Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ask1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASK 21
Owner/operator:Taupō Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-GTG
C/n / msn: 21865
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Tauhara, near Taupō, NI -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Taupō Gliding Centre - Centennial Drive, Taupō
Destination airport:Taupō Gliding Centre - Centennial Drive, Taupō
Narrative:
A 78-year old pilot and 43-year old passenger were fatally injured after the Schleicher ASK 21 they were operating impacted the western side of Mount Tauhara in a location of dense bush. The wreckage was located near the top of the 3570ft dormant volcano. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) are currently investigating the accident and the circumstances surrounding it.

Sources:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12336150
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121693894/communities-grieving-for-pilot-woman-killed-in-taup-glider-crash
http://www.taupoglidingclub.co.nz/club-fleet.html
https://www.taic.org.nz/inquiry/ao-2020-002



Images:


Taupo 20Dec2011

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2020 07:03 Spitfirepilot19 Added
31-May-2020 07:03 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
31-May-2020 11:55 RobertMB Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
01-Jun-2020 06:09 JMW69 Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
01-Jun-2020 15:54 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2020 12:52 JMW69 Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jun-2020 12:56 RobertMB Updated [Registration, Cn, Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jun-2020 20:07 JMW69 Updated [Registration, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
16-Jun-2020 09:15 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
17-Jul-2020 12:46 flyernzl Updated [Photo]

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