Accident Auster J/1 Autocrat ZK-AUX, Sunday 16 January 2000
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Date:Sunday 16 January 2000
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:NZ Vintage Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AUX
MSN: 1994
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mangatawhiri, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Mangatawhiri
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The overloaded 90-hp Auster landed at an airstrip still under construction. During the subsequent takeoff the pilot endeavoured to turn away from rising terrain but collided with a hill at the end of the airstrip. The overloaded aircraft, combined withthe lack of take off distance from the partially completed airstrip, were contributory factors in this accident.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

9 March 1956 ZK-AUX Wanganui Aero Work Ltd Waiouru, Whanganui sub
24 October 1956 ZK-AUX Wanganui Aero Work Ltd Rongotai Airport, Wellington 1 sub
29 November 1970 ZK-AUX P L Holthouse Greville Strip, Gladstone, Wairarapa unk
9 February 1975 ZK-AUX P L Holthouse 0 Makara, Wellington 1 unk

Revision history:

04-Nov-2008 10:35 ASN archive Added
28-Jun-2010 03:26 flyernzl Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase]
05-Jan-2013 00:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2018 01:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
02-Feb-2022 20:46 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
15-Feb-2022 14:38 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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