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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87511
Last updated: 3 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1B Aiglet
Registration: ZK-AYU
C/n / msn: 2730
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manawahe -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kawerau
Destination airport:Kawerau
The Auster was substantially damaged on 8 Nov 1983 whilst towing a glider. The weather was bad and, in attempting to turn out of it (with the glider still in tow) an out of control dive ensued. The tow could not be released by the glider and the tow pilot was slow in releasing his end (probably too busy trying to control the beast) with the result that ZK-AYU crashed.

Registration ZK-AYU was cancelled on 20 May 1991. Underwent extensive rebuild to flying condition in the mid-2000s and registration restored in October 2008


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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
06-Jan-2013 21:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
06-Jan-2013 21:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-May-2018 19:25 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-May-2018 02:55 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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