Aviation AO-1989-063

Piper PA38 ZK-EVA and Piper PA38 ZK-EQM, mid-air collision, 6 km east of Palmerston North, 31 July 1989
Status: Closed
Legacy Inquiry Number: 
Occurrence Date: 
31 July 1989
Report Publication Date: 
11 February 1993
Jurisdiction: NZ
When the pilot of ZK-EVA attempted to join formation with ZK-EQM, the aircraft collided and ZK-EQM entered a spiral descent into a paddock. A portion of ZK-EQM struck the passenger of ZK-EVA, ZK-EVA returned to Palmerston North Aerodrome.
Related Safety Recommendation(s):
6km east of Palmerston North