Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
Date 23 Jan 2012


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Senior Communications Adviser, Emma Peel
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CAA to investigate fatal Yak accident

The CAA will investigate a fatal accident near Feilding this morning involving a Yak aircraft.

The wreckage is destroyed, and due to the severity of this accident it is not yet certain how many people were on board. This type of aircraft can carry up to two people.

CAA Safety Investigators Al Moselen and Steve Walker are travelling to the scene from Auckland and expect to arrive late this afternoon.

In the meantime, police will control the wreckage and provide any further information.

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