Accident Pacific Aerospace CT-4E Air Trainer NZ1990, Thursday 14 January 2010
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Date:Thursday 14 January 2010
Type:Pacific Aerospace CT-4E Air Trainer
Owner/operator:CFS RNZAF
Registration: NZ1990
MSN: 205
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Raumai, Whanganui 4 -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RNZAF Ohakea
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
At about 0815 emergency services were advised of a plane crash at Raumai.
Responding to the scene of the crash they found the wrecked Airtrainer with its pilot, the only occupant, dead.
Squadron-Leader Nicholas Cree of the Red Checkers R.I.P.

Analysis of the plane's Fatigue Data Recorder shows that S/L Cree was performing a manoeuvre called the 'fishtail pass' at 58 knots when control was lost and the aircraft crashed from about 180 feet.


News bulletin.


RNZAF Base Ohakea 16 March 2008

Revision history:

13-Jan-2010 12:45 angels one five Added
13-Jan-2010 12:49 angels one five Updated [Source]
13-Jan-2010 12:57 angels one five Updated [Date]
15-Jan-2010 13:32 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
20-Feb-2010 19:26 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2010 22:47 flyernzl Updated [Source]
18-Oct-2011 10:53 angels one five Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2011 15:52 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Jan-2013 11:37 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-May-2014 00:04 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
05-Mar-2015 20:20 Unites Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
01-Jun-2018 01:07 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
05-Feb-2022 08:47 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
14-Feb-2022 22:24 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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