AO-2020-001

A Cresco aircraft. Not the accident plane. Image: (c) Pacific Aerospace
A Cresco aircraft. Not the accident plane. Image: (c) Pacific Aerospace
Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600 aircraft, Impact with terrain, Wairarapa, 24 April 2020
Status
Current
Occurrence Date
Jurisdiction
NZ
A Pacific Aerospace Cresco 08-600 aircraft was on a topdressing operation when it impacted the ground about 20km South-East of Carterton, Wairarapa. The pilot, the sole person on-board, was fatally injured. [As initially reported, subject to change, not official findings]
Location
Wairarapa (-41.156707,175.727742) [may be approximate]