Date & Time: May 3, 2005 at 2214 LT
Operator:
Registration:
ZK-POA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Auckland-Blenheim
MSN:
AC-551B
YOM:
1983
Flight number:
AWO023
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
6500
Captain / Total hours on type:
2750
Copilot / Total flying hours:
2345
Copilot / Total hours on type:
70
Aircraft flight hours:
29010
Aircraft flight cycles:
29443
Circumstances:

While descending to Blenheim at 19,900 feet, the crew lost control of its aircraft which broke up in the air. Both occupants were killed.