A pilot was fined after admitting in the Wellington District
Court he was under-trained to fly into the Queenstown Airport
two years ago.
Kerwin Killian (51) pleaded guilty to two charges of
performing an air operation into Queenstown in a British BAe
146 aircraft without completing a minimum of two flights into
the resort under supervision.
He was fined $950 on both charges by Judge Peter Hobbs and an
application for name suppression from his lawyer Richard
Laurenson was declined.
Killian had flown an aircraft into Queenstown Airport on
January 21 2011 without supervision, as required under
Air National's corporate company rules.
His offence was one under the Civil Aviation Act 1990.