Accident Van’s RV-12 ZK-LSV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 226173
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Date:Friday 14 June 2019
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Van’s RV-12
Registration: ZK-LSV
MSN: 12066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kakatarahae hill, Coromandel Range -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Whitianga Airport (WTZ/NZWT)
Destination airport:Ardmore Airport (AMZ/NZAR)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot departed from Whitianga Airport on a private flight to Ardmore Airport. The purpose of the flight was for the pilot to attend a doctor’s appointment at midday in Ardmore township and to drop off a box of aircraft parts to a maintenance facility based at Ardmore Airport .
When the pilot failed to return to Whitianga, the RCCNZ was notified and a search initiated. The aircraft wreckage was located on the western slope of Kakatarahae hill, Coromandel Range, approximately seven nautical miles (NM) south-west of Whitianga.
It was determined the accident occurred as a result of controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) in poor weather conditions, below the minima required by visual flight rules (VFR).

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: 
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 9 months
Download report: Final report



Pauanui 7Jan2017.


Revision history:

15-Jun-2019 00:38 Geno Added
15-Jun-2019 00:45 Geno Updated [Source]
15-Jun-2019 06:18 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
15-Jun-2019 20:22 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
22-Jun-2019 14:33 Flyernzl Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Embed code, Photo]
05-Aug-2020 01:36 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
12-Feb-2022 09:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
18-Mar-2022 17:28 harro Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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