Zenair Zenith CH200 ZK-ESV, lost power and collided with terrain after take-off, Culverden Aerodrome, 30 March 1989
Report Publication Date
Legacy Inquiry Number
The homebuilt aircraft, which had been constructed by the owner pilot, was observed taking off from Culverden to return to Christchurch. The take-off and initial climb appeared normal but at a height of about 200 feet agl the engine was heard to falter and misfire. The aircraft entered a spin to the left and collided with the ground just north of the aerodrome. The pilot and passenger received fatal injuries.