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Date:29-SEP-2019
Time:14:41
Type:Silhouette image of generic SIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Tecnam P2002 Sierra RG
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: ZK-SGO
MSN: 362
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tararua Range, west of Eketahuna -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Foxpine Aerodrome (NZFP)
Destination airport:Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ/NZPP)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The aircraft departed Paraparaumu aerodrome (NZPP) at approximately 13:36 hours on a dual training flight to Foxpine aerodrome (NZFP), where it completed four circuits.
After departing NZFP the flight deviated from the known plan and tracked towards Flat Point aerodrome (NZFT).
Family members reported the aircraft overdue later that same evening and a search was begun. Aircraft wreckage was located at approximately 07:30 hours the following morning on the eastern side of the Tararua Range at an elevation of approximately 2756 feet.


Conclusions:
- The instructor used an outdated weather forecast for the entire flight.
- Thorough analysis of all the available weather forecasts should have precluded flight operations through the Tararua Range.
- The aircraft descended below the minimum height for VFR flight soon after departing NZPP.
- When the decision was made to fly to NZFT, there was no new planning or weather updates obtained.
- The aircraft entered an area of strong downdraughts that most likely exceeded the aircraft’s performance capabilities, and it collided with a ridge.

Sources:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/116189059/light-plane-with-two-passengers-reported-missing-after-failing-to-land-in-paraparaumu
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12272058
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/09/wreckage-of-missing-plane-found.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/116222727/instructor-of-plane-crash-that-claimed-two-lives-was-former-head-of-fire-service
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12272537

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 2 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 Jan 2014 ZK-SGO Schemer Farms Ltd 0 Tauranga Airport, Bay of Plenty 1 unk

Media:


Images:


Feilding aerodrome (NZFI), on the 19 Aug 2019


Pauanui 8Nov2009

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Sep-2019 11:19 gerard57 Added
29-Sep-2019 12:51 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
30-Sep-2019 02:30 Captain Adam Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Nature, Damage]
30-Sep-2019 03:49 Spitfirepilot19 Updated [Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2019 04:58 angels one five Updated [Source]
01-Oct-2019 05:16 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
01-Oct-2019 05:34 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Source]
01-Oct-2019 05:51 gazza Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Source]
01-Oct-2019 05:51 CANCES Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
01-Oct-2019 06:10 CANCES Updated [Embed code]
01-Oct-2019 07:13 CANCES Updated [Embed code, Photo]
01-Oct-2019 09:11 RJ Updated [Location, Embed code]
04-Oct-2019 05:35 Flyernzl Updated [Photo]
08-Aug-2020 02:55 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
27-Aug-2021 00:10 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
19-Dec-2021 07:56 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report]
19-Dec-2021 07:56 harro Updated [Embed code]

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