Incident Rutan Long-EZ ZK-KRS,
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Date:Tuesday 29 November 2022
Time:c. 13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic LGEZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rutan Long-EZ
Registration: ZK-KRS
MSN: CH007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Tauranga Airport, Bay of Plenty 1 -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Tauranga Airport (TRG/NZTG)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
An experimental RutanLong-EZ (240hp Mazda rotary powered) crashed shortly after takeoff into the water near Tauranga Airport (TRG/NZTG) as a result of an engine failure.
The pilot survived the crash and the aircraft received substantial damage.

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Revision history:

26-May-2023 08:50 Ron Averes Updated

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