|ZK-DLA at Okiwi on 1 February 2013. In the background aptly registered Tecnam P92 Echo WTF!|
01 February 2013
Notice anything different about ZK-DLA? Following Fly My Sky's unfortunate week (http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/01/bad-luck-for-island-airline.html) ZK-DLA has had its elevator removed to get ZK-PIY back in the air - it flew off the island yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, the incident brief noted that ZK-DLA encountered windshear while at 70 knots on short finals at Okiwi on the 24th of January. The pilot reported that the airspeed reduced rapidly and significantly, causing a heavy landing. Damage was caused to both landing gear oleos and one brake unit, with rippling found on the upper and lower skin of each wing.
So double bad luck for Fly My Sky which has a great safety record. Meanwhile the talk is that DLA will be eventually helicopted back to the mainland... that would be something to see!
For a profile on Fly My Sky see... http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2011/11/fly-my-sky.html