Accident Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CLC, Saturday 2 October 1965
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Date:Saturday 2 October 1965
Time:c. 1015
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Victa Airtourer 100
Owner/operator:Rotorua Aero Club
Registration: ZK-CLC
MSN: 101
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Western Heights, Rotorua -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Rotorua NZRO
Destination airport:Rotorua NZRO
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
CLC hit a set of 110,000 volt power transmission lines, about 40 feet AGL, and crashed in scrub on open ground adjacent to the Western Heights High School. The plane came to rest semi-inverted and was wrecked.

A small fire started at the engine which had separated from the fuselage. The fire was quickly extinguished.

The pilot had been authorised to carry out a low level flight, but told that under no circumstances was he to fly lower than 500 feet AGL.

The cockpit area of the plane was almost intact and it is probable that the pilot would have survived had he been restrained by the shoulder straps of the safety harness.
These shoulder straps were unfastened, and the pilot suffered a severe head injury when he struck the cockpit coaming and instrument panel.

John Derek Bedford Murdoch.

Civil Air Accident Report 25/3/1557.

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 August 1965 ZK-CLC Rotorua Aero Club 0 Rotorua Airport, Rotorua sub

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
25-Oct-2009 13:05 angels one five Updated
22-Nov-2009 22:23 angels one five Updated
10-Oct-2011 11:30 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-May-2018 19:37 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Dec-2021 06:07 angels one five Updated [Phase]

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