NTSB Identification: SEA06WA060
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 03, 2005 in Stratford, New Zealand
Aircraft: Fairchild Swearingen SA227-AC, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On May 3, 2005, at approximately 2215 local time, a Fairchild Swearingen SA227-AC, ZK-POA, was destroyed following an in-flight break-up, during cruise flight, approximately 5 kilometers east of Stratford, New Zealand. The two pilots were fatally injured. Airwork (NZ) Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, was operating the flight for the New Zealand Post. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the night cross-country flight. The pilots had filed a flight plan and were in radar contact at the time of the accident.

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

Mr. John Goddard,
Transport Accident Investigation Commission,
Level 1, Terminal Building,
P.O. Box 14025, Christchurch Airport,
New Zealand.
Tel: +64-3-3589-801
Fax: +64-3-3589-194

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