Britten Norman BN-2A-21 Islander ZK-SFE, struck a wire and descended into the sea, Northwest Bay Pelorus Sound, 19 March 1989
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While attempting to land at Tiraora Lodge the pilot was dazzled by low sun and elected to overshoot. The aircraft made a low turn to avoid high ground, struck a telephone wire and descended out of control into the sea. The pilot and five passengers were rescued but suffered varying degrees of injury.
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Northwest Bay Pelorus Sound