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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
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.


3. Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand, Newsletter,1982 No 1.

Revision history:

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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