- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: November 21, 1961
Time: ?
Location: Mt Ruapehu, North Island, New Zealand
Operator: Bay of Plenty Airways
Flight #: 92
Route: Wellington - Rotorua - Tauranga.
AC Type: Aero Commander 680F
Registration: ZK-BWA
cn / ln: 437-109
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The pilot flew too close to the summit of Mt Ruapehu and due either to turbulence or some pilot maneuver, the starboard propeller struck a rock outcrop on the mountain, bending the blade tips forward and causing vibration, which weakened the wing and led to its rapid structural failure of the aircraft.
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