Accident Victa Airtourer 100 ZK-CFB, Thursday 13 February 1964
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Date:Thursday 13 February 1964
Time:c. 1515
Type:Silhouette image of generic TOUR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Victa Airtourer 100
Owner/operator:North Otago Aero Club
Registration: ZK-CFB
MSN: 17
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Naseby, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Cromwell
Destination airport:Oamaru
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Crashed and destroyed by fire. Pilot Kelvin Leonard Philip Wakelin (21). R.I.P.

Location: near Little Mount Ida, 5 miles NW of Naseby, Otago.
The pilot, who was an instructor with North Otago Aero Club, was returning to base after flying to Cromwell earlier in the day to give a lesson to a student pilot there.
The flying weather was CAVU and the wind calm.
The aircraft was seen by a number of witnesses to be flying extremely low over a distance of at least 19 miles.
This low flying episode was terminated when the pilot flew into a narrow valley from which escape by climbing was not possible, and the aircraft collided with the ground while making a steep turn to the right in an attempt to fly out of the cul-de-sac.
It broke up on impact and a fire started. This fire caused an intense blaze in the tinder dry scrub in which the plane came to rest, completing the destruction.

All who knew the pilot agreed that this instance of reckless and illegal flying was completely out of character.

Aircraft Accident Report No. 25/3/1388.

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
12-Sep-2009 21:32 angels one five Updated
23-May-2011 04:39 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
31-May-2011 21:40 angels one five Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-May-2011 21:48 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
21-Apr-2013 07:26 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Aug-2020 21:52 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
02-Feb-2022 03:15 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Feb-2022 22:36 Ron Averes Updated [Cn]

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