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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 60979
 
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Date:09-DEC-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic AC50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aero Commander 500S Shrike Commander
Owner/operator:Bell-Air Executive Air Travel Ltd
Registration: ZK-PAT
MSN: 500-S-3137
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Auckland Airport, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Whakatane
Destination airport:Auckland
Narrative:
While coming in to land at Auckland Airport, instruments failed to show that the undercarriage was down and locked. Pilot Peter Vincent flew ZK-PAT past the control tower, staff confirmed the undercarriage was down, but could not confirm if it was locked. On touch-down, the nose wheel collapsed as the pilot steered the aircraft to a taxi-way. There was minor damage to the nose of the aircraft, there were no injuries to the pilot and his six passengers.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. 3rdlevelnz.blogspot.com/2010/02/bell-air-remembered.html
3. Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, Newsletter,1982 No 1.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
02-Jul-2020 04:57 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Phase, Source]
05-Jul-2020 00:10 Ron Averes Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
19-Feb-2022 03:01 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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