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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 31 juillet 1989
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Compagnie:Air Freight NZ
Immatriculation: ZK-FTB
Numéro de série: 180
Année de Fabrication: 1954
Heures de vol:29999
Moteurs: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Auckland International Airport (AKL) (   Nouvelle-Zélande)
Élévation des lieux de l'accident: 7 m (23 feet) amsl
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Aéroport de départ:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA), Nouvelle-Zélande
Aéroport de destination:Christchurch International Airport (CHC/NZCH), Nouvelle-Zélande
Numéro de vol: 1
Flight Air Freight 1 was a scheduled night freight flight between Palmerston North, Auckland and Christchurch. The crew consisted of a training captain and two new co-pilots who were to fly alternate legs as co-pilot and observer. The co-pilot’s ADI of the Convair CV-580 in question had a known intermittent defect, but had been retained in service. The aircraft’s MEL however did not permit this flight to be undertaken with an unserviceable ADI. The aircraft nevertheless departed Palmerston North and arrived at Auckland at about 20:30. It was unloaded and reloaded with 11 pallets of cargo. On the next leg, to Christchurch, the handling pilot was to be the other co-pilot. Although she had completed her type rating on the Convair 580 this was her first line flight as a crew member. The flight was cleared to taxi to runway 23 for departure. Takeoff was commenced at 21:59. The aircraft climbed to a height of approx. 400 feet when it pitched down. It entered a gradual descent until it contacted the ground 387 m beyond the end of runway 23 and 91 m left of the extended centreline. The aircraft then crashed and broke up in the tidal waters of Manukau Harbour.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The probable cause of this accident was the training captain’s failure to monitor the aircraft’s climb flightpath during the critical stage of the climb after take-off."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: TAIC New Zealand
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years
Accident number: 89-064
Download report: Final report
Language: English

» Aircraft Accident Report No. 89-064
» ICAO Adrep Summary 6/91 (#8)

Opérations de secours

TAIC issued 8 Safety Recommendations

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photo of Convair-CV-580-ZK-FTB
accident date: 31-07-1989
type: Convair CV-580
registration: ZK-FTB
photo of Convair-CV-580-N14278
accident date: 31-07-1989
type: Convair CV-580
registration: N14278

Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
27 May 1954 N73154 United Air Lines delivered
19 Jan. 1955 N73154 United Air Lines substantial damage in emergency landing near Dexter, IA
1 March 1968 N73154 Tex Johnston bought
Nov. 1968 N73154 Tex Johnston converted to CV-580
August 1969 N73154 Aero Spacelines
Oct. 1972 N73154 Armstrong Cork Company
June 1973 N14278 Armstrong Cork Company new registration
March 1984 N14278 Hubbard Broadcasting Inc
Oct. 1988 N14278 AHW Inc.
17 May 1989 C-FEDO Kelowna Flightcraft Charter
18 July 1989 ZK-FTB Fieldair registered
31 July 1989 ZK-FTB Fieldair Crashed at Auckland

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 Auckland International Airport et Christchurch International Airport est de 744 km (465 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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