Date & Time: Jan 19, 2002 at 1000 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-SEV
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Te Anau-Milford Sound
MSN:
207-0204
YOM:
1971
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
635
Captain / Total hours on type:
13
Circumstances:

While cruising at 4,400 feet in good weather conditions, the aircraft hit the slope of Gertrude Saddle mountain, 11 km from Milford Sound. All six occupants were killed. According to TAIC, the pilot was flying to close from mountain and the aircraft encountered downdraft.