Aviation AO-1989-032

Britten Norman BN-2A-21 Islander ZK-SFE, struck a wire and descended into the sea, Northwest Bay Pelorus Sound, 19 March 1989
Status: Closed
Legacy Inquiry Number: 
Occurrence Date: 
19 March 1989
Report Publication Date: 
19 November 1990
Jurisdiction: NZ
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.
Northwest Bay Pelorus Sound