- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: February 17, 1979
Time: 14:35
Location: Manakau Harbor, New Zealand
Operator: Air New Zealand
Flight #: ?
Route: Gisborne - Auckland
AC Type: Fokker F-27 Friendship 500
Registration: ZK-NFC
cn / ln: 10456
Aboard: 4   (passengers:2  crew:2)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: Flew into the water while on ILS approach. The crew was misled by a visual illusion in conditions of reduced visibility into believing they were at a safe height and consequently failed to monitor the flight instruments sufficiently to confirm their aircraft maintained a safe approach path.
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