Incident Cessna 172G Skyhawk ZK-CKV, Thursday 2 January 1969
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Date:Thursday 2 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172G Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Rotorua Aero Club
Registration: ZK-CKV
MSN: 172-53624
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Opotiki Aerodrome, Bay of Plenty 3 -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Opotiki
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Aircraft had landed in a short distance, and the pilot had left the aircraft to measure the distance. The engine had been left running and it appears vibrations caused the throttle to open, causing the aircraft to travel some 150 yards along the runway before it crossed a ditch and stopped in a hedge. Damage was not too bad, but the aircraft required disassembly before going to Auckland for repairs.


D. Stafford, 1983, Flying The Thermal Skies

History of this aircraft

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5 May 1966 ZK-CKV Rotorua Aero Club 0 Tokoroa, Waikato min

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28-Nov-2023 22:44 Ron Averes Added

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