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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46333
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:NZ Vintage Aero Club Inc.
Registration: ZK-AUX
MSN: 1994/2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mangatawhiri, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Mangatawhiri
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The overloaded 90-hp Auster landed at an airstrip still under construction. During the subsequent takeoff the pilot endeavoured to turn away from rising terrain but collided with a hill at the end of the airstrip. The overloaded aircraft, combined withthe lack of take off distance from the partially completed airstrip, were contributory factors in this accident.



Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
28-Jun-2010 03:26 flyernzl Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase]
05-Jan-2013 00:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 01:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
02-Feb-2022 20:46 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
15-Feb-2022 14:38 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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