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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 22 mai 1954
Heure:09:23
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Compagnie:New Zealand National Airways Corporation - NAC
Immatriculation: ZK-AQT
Numéro de série: 32696/15948
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:12732
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 26
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 28
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:0,8 km (0.5 milles) SW of Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) (   Nouvelle-Zélande)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Christchurch-Harewood Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nouvelle-Zélande
Aéroport de destination:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP), Nouvelle-Zélande
Numéro de vol: 152
Détails:
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."

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


Photos

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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Christchurch-Harewood Airport et Paraparaumu Airport est de 351 km (219 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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