NTSB Identification: LAX03WA221
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 17, 2002 in Fielding, New Zealand
Aircraft: Piper PA-31-325, registration:
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 17, 2002, at 2041 New Zealand daylight time, a New Zealand registered Piper PA-31-325, ZK-TZC (serial number 31-7812129), collided with the ground near the Fielding, New Zealand, airport while conducting a single engine approach for landing. The airplane was owned and operated by the private pilot under the pertinent noncommercial provisions of the New Zealand civil aviation regulations. The airplane was destroyed and the pilot and his two passengers sustained fatal injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal cross-country flight to Paraparaumu, New Zealand. The airplane departed Fielding at 2036.

This accident is under the jurisdiction of, and being investigated by, the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission. Further information can be obtained from:

Transport Accident Investigation Commission
Level 14, St. John House
114 The Terrace
P.O. Box 10 323
Wellington 6036, New Zealand

Telephone 64 4 473 3112

Email: inquiries@taic.org.nz

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