Accident Seawind 3000 ZK-SWT, Sunday 16 January 2005
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Date:Sunday 16 January 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic SEAW model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Seawind 3000
Registration: ZK-SWT
MSN: AACA/1093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lake Taupo, Taupo -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The float-plane had sustained some damage on the nose area from earlier takeoff attempts and, after repairs had been carried out by the pilot, crashed on the 4th takeoff attempt. This was possibly due to contact with a boat wake on the takeoff run. The pilot later died from his injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA NZ
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


CAA NZ Occurrence reference 05/40.


Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
06-Sep-2009 02:35 flyernzl Updated
19-Feb-2022 02:45 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Source]

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