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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63907
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:02-APR-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180
Owner/operator:Vanair
Registration: ZK-BGN
C/n / msn: 31171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Putorino, Hawkes Bay -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot M T Vanderpump.
ZK-BGN (ex-N23672C) crashed on a ridge during a topdressing flight as the result of engine or propeller failure.

Tony or ' Van ' Vanderpump was a WW2 RNZAF Squadron Leader and fighter pilot.
He served with distinction in the Pacific.
He was 34 years old at the time of his death.

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZBA/ZK-BGN.html

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
NZ Register


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
28-May-2009 10:22 angels one five Updated
27-Dec-2010 03:30 angels one five Updated [Operator, Other fatalities]
26-Apr-2012 23:27 Gloriavdp Updated [Narrative]
12-May-2013 03:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]
20-Feb-2016 03:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
03-Apr-2017 08:20 angels one five Updated [Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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