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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46460
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310Q
Owner/operator:Roy Aviation Services
Registration: ZK-KIM
MSN: 0825
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:SE of Queenstown -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Queenstown
Destination airport:Ardmore
On Friday 3 January 1997, at 1357 hours, Cessna 310Q aeroplane ZK-KIM, on a private flight to Ardmore, was turning after takeoff from Queenstown when it entered a spin or spiral dive which led to a collision with the ground. The pilot and all five passengers were killed. The position of the Remarkables Range, in relation to runway 14, restricted the space available and precluded a normal visual horizon reference for the pilot during the turn. Inadvertent mishandling of the aircraft by the pilot probably resulted from his inexperience and lack of mountain flying skills. Misloading could have adversely affected the handling qualities of the aircraft.


Flight International 3-9 June 1998

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 032/97 issued 29 May 1997 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 033/97 issued 29 May 1997 by TAIC to CAA NZ
Safety recommendation 034/97 issued 29 May 1997 by TAIC to CAA NZ

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
20-Mar-2011 12:02 harro Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
29-Nov-2015 10:29 JINX Updated [Cn]

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