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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184289
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:06-FEB-2016
Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS31 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schleicher ASH 31Mi
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-GZV
MSN: 31130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ben Ohau Range, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Omarama Glider Airport (NZOA)
Destination airport:Omarama Glider (NZOA)
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Narrative:
The aircraft impacted mountainous terrain in the Ben Ohau Range northwest of Twizel in Canterbury, South Island. The motorglider was destroyed and the sole pilot onboard received fatal injuries.

Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76662244/reasonably-experienced-pilot-killed-in-north-otago-glider-crash
https://nz.news.yahoo.com/glider-pilot-dies-in-crash-near-twizel-30757994.html
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/243040
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/well-respected-glider-pilot-killed

http://www.recwings.com/downloads/Ashburton-Aviation-Pioneers-Flyaway-SAT-MAY-25th/NZOA.pdf
https://www.glideomarama.com/omarama/omarama-airfield/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76710334/pilot-and-celebrated-sailor-murray-john-philpott-killed-in-central-otago-glider-crash (glider)
https://www.caa.govt.nz/Script/Air_Mod_List.asp?Model_ID=2066 (Register to the Name)

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Feb-2016 20:38 Geno Added
08-Feb-2016 07:32 Alpine Flight Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
10-Feb-2016 09:10 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Nature, Source]
09-Oct-2021 03:06 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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