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Icing caused New Zealand Convair 580 crash in 2003
18 September 2004

The New Zealand Accident Investigation Commission concluded that the October 3, 2003 crash of a Convair 580 was caused by icing. The airplane, on a cargo flight to Palmerston North, descended through an area of severe icing. It stalled, broke up due to overstressing of the wing structure and crashed into the sea. (TAIC)