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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46418
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Date:21-OCT-2003
Time:18:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BOLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steen Skybolt
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZK-JET
MSN: AACA 570
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ararimu -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Narrative:
The aircraft was observed to be conducting aerobatics in the vicinity of Ararimu, south of Auckland. The last manoeuvre was a vertical climb. Towards the apex of this climb the aircraft entered a spin from which it did not recover. The aircraft was being operated at a weight exceeding the maximum all up weight allowed for aerobatics, with the centre of gravity on the aft limit. Due to airspace requirements and the minimum height above ground allowed by the rules, the pilot was operating where he had no legal vertical window in which to conduct the manoeuvres.

Sources:

CAA-NZ report: OCCURRENCE NUMBER 03/2986

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
07-Aug-2017 07:07 78Delta Updated [Cn, Phase, Source]

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