Bay of Plenty Airways Flight 92

Bay of Plenty Airways Flight 92Tuesday November 21, 1961
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.

Crash Details

DateTuesday November 21, 1961
LocationMt Ruapehu, North Island, New Zealand
Passengers5
Crew1
Fatalities6
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeAero Commander 680F
OperatorBay of Plenty Airways
RegistrationZK-BWA
Flight Origin Wellington
Flight Destination Rotorua
Mt Ruapehu, North Island, New Zealand
Bay of Plenty Airways
Aero Commander 680F
1961