Date & Time: Jan 7, 2015 at 1215 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-SDT
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Taupo - Taupo
MSN:
122
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
12
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While cruising at a height of some 5,000 feet, the pilot encountered problems with the engine. The 12 skydivers and the pilot abandoned the aircraft and bailed out. All 13 occupants were safe while the aircraft crashed into the Taupo Lake and was destroyed.