Mid-air collision Accident Piper PA-34-200 Seneca ZK-DCH, Tuesday 20 January 1976
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Date:Tuesday 20 January 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA34 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-34-200 Seneca
Owner/operator:Ministry of Transport, Civil Aviation
Registration: ZK-DCH
MSN: 34-7350194
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Matamata Aerodrome, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Matamata Aerodrome, Waharoa (MTA/NZMA)
Destination airport:Matamata Aerodrome, Waharoa (MTA/NZMA)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Airtourer ZK-DAC was involved in a mid air collision with the Civil Aviation Divisions Piper PA-34-200 Seneca ZK-DCH near Matamata Aerodrome, Waharoa, on 20-01-1976. The Seneca was damaged in the ensuing forced landing and was cancelled. ZK-DAC however survived and was rebuilt and came back as a AESL Airtourer 150 with the amended c/n of A545. Piper PA-34 ZK-DCH was presumably damaged beyond economic repair, as the registration was cancelled 31-03-1976


1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/two-more-from-rangitata-island.html
3. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/96637
4. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKDAH.htm

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
01-May-2012 00:28 Lateron Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
29-Nov-2016 20:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Nov-2016 14:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2020 05:59 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
05-Aug-2020 01:31 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
05-Oct-2021 03:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
13-Feb-2022 08:13 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
13-Feb-2022 08:14 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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