Date & Time: Oct 3, 2003 at 2126 LT
Type of aircraft:
Convair CV-580
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-KFU
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Christchurch-Palmerston North
MSN:
017
YOM:
1952
Flight number:
AFZ642
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
16928
Captain / Total hours on type:
3286
Copilot / Total flying hours:
20148
Copilot / Total hours on type:
194
Aircraft flight hours:
66660
Aircraft flight cycles:
98774
Circumstances:
One hour after takeoff, while in cruising altitude off Waikanae beach, the twin engine aircraft plunged into the ocean. ATSB said that the accident was due to severe icing condition.