NTSB Identification: SEA05WA046
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 02, 2005 in Taupo, New Zealand
Aircraft: Piper PA-34-200T, 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 February 2, 2005, about 1200 local time, a New Zealand registered Piper PA-34-200T Seneca, ZK-FMW, operated by Christian Aviation, Ltd, collided with mountainous terrain near the summit of Mt Tauhara, Taupo, New Zealand. The commercial pilot and two passengers were fatally injured in the accident. The cross-county flight originated at Kerikeri with a planned destination of Taupo.

The investigation of this accident is under the jurisdiction of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission of New Zealand. Further information pertaining to this accident can be obtained from:

Transport Accident Investigation Commission
Level 14 St John House
Wellington 6036
New Zealand

Phone: +64-4-473-3112

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