- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 29, 1996
Time: 16:26
Location: Near Blenheim, New Zealand
Operator: Soundsair
Flight #: ?
Route: Wellington - Picton
AC Type: Cessna 208 Caravan I
Registration: ZK-SFA
cn / ln: 20800051
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:5  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into Mt. Robertson at 1, 400 ft. after entering a layer of clouds on its eastern slope. Descent by the pilot into a cloud layer at high speed with insufficient forward visibility. Descent under a cloud layer; misidentification of terrain features; loss of "positional awareness"; insufficient forward visibility; the high speed of the aircraft; and the pilot's decision making.
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