Close proximity incident, Beechcraft BE76 and Cessna C172, Ardmore, Auckland, 3 October 2023
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The reported circumstances were that two aircraft -- a Beechcraft Duchess BE76 (ZK-JED) and a Cessna C172 (ZK-WFS) – were conducting night circuit flying at Ardmore Aerodrome on 3 October 2023. At about 2125 both aircraft were on short finals, with the Beechcraft intending to conduct a touch-and-go, and the Cessna intending to land. Reportedly, the Beechcraft passed approximately 20 feet overhead of the Cessna. The Cessna conducted a go-around. Both aircraft subsequently landed safely. There was no collision, and no reported damage or injuries.