Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Evektor Sportstar Plus, ZK-MAC, Pacific Pilot Training: Incident occurred January 13, 2016 at Nelson Airport (NZNS), Annesbrook, Nelson, New Zealand


A student pilot was uninjured during an incident upon landing of a light aircraft at Nelson Airport. 

Emergency were called to the scene about 1:20pm on Wednesday.

Pacific Pilot Training chief flying instructor David Marriott said the nose gear on the aircraft had collapsed upon landing.

"It doesn't normally happen. It was a landing accident, basically."

He said the student pilot on a routine training flight was OK, but "a bit upset".

Marriott said there was "a little bit of damage" to the aircraft.

The crash caused some disruption to other flights at Nelson Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

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Emergency services are at the scene of a light plane crash at Nelson Airport today.

An Airways Corporation spokeswoman said that there was one man inside the plane at the time, who "walked away" from the accident.

Reports of the accident were received about 1.20pm.

Tasman District Police Sergeant Steve Savage said police were currently at the incident.

"It is a light plane, there are no injuries," he said.

"It sounds like more of a rough landing classified as a crash, they have had some difficulties and just landed rough."

A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted but stood down about 1.35pm.




Emergency services are at the scene of a light plane crash at Nelson Airport today.

An Airways Corporation spokeswoman said that there was one man inside the plane at the time, who "walked away" from the accident.

Reports of the accident were received about 1.20pm.

Tasman District Police Sergeant Steve Savage said police were currently at the incident.

"It is a light plane, there are no injuries," he said.

"It sounds like more of a rough landing classified as a crash, they have had some difficulties and just landed rough."

A St John spokesman said the ambulance service was alerted but stood down about 1.35pm.

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