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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62080
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1974
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic Z26 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Zlín 526F Trenér Master
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-CJY
C/n / msn: 1091
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Darfield, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The oil tank cap had not been properly fastened, it came off and the engine lost oil pressure and power. Pilot David G Owen made a forced landing, wheels up as the cap had jammed in the undercarriage operating mechanism.

Sources:

1. Civil Air Accident File 25/3/74-025, Archives New Zealand
2. King, John (1995). Aviation Accidents and Disasters. New Zealand Tragedies. Wellington: Grantham House. pp. 144-145. ISBN 1 86934 042 6.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
26-May-2009 23:20 XLerate Updated
24-Dec-2010 13:43 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Damage]

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