Aviation AO-1989-016

Resurgam Mk 1 ZK-YAL, approaching airstrip and left wing failed, Raetihi Airport, 5 February 1989
Status: Closed
Legacy Inquiry Number: 
89-016
Occurrence Date: 
5 February 1989
Report Publication Date: 
9 December 1991
Jurisdiction: NZ
The aircraft was making an approach to the airstrip when it was observed to oscillate in pitch. The left wing failed and the aircraft dived into the ground, fatally injuring the pilot.
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Location: 
Raetihi Airport