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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46300
Last updated: 9 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic PTS2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Pitts S-2A
Owner/operator:Biplane Adventures
Registration: ZK-PTO
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wanaka -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The aircraft crashed just south of the airfield while carrying out an aerobatic joyride flight. The aircraft was seen to do a stall turn that turned into a spin from which it did not recover. The pilot was a highly experienced aerobatic pilot. There was no evidence to indicate that there was any failure of the airframe or engine. It has not been possible, from the evidence presented, to determine a definite or likely cause for this accident.


1. NZ Herald - Two die in stunt-plane crash near airfield

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Apr-2009 02:34 XLerate Updated

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