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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87513
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Date:27-DEC-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1Y
Owner/operator:Ronald Fechney
Registration: ZK-AVU
C/n / msn: 889
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gorge River -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This aircraft was formerly MT132 whilst with the RAF Army Observation Post group. It was civilianized in 1946 as G-AIKA and exported to New Zealand for Ronald Fechney of Christchurch 12 July 1950. In 1966 it was converted to J/1Y standard (150 hp Lycoming engine and extended dorsal fin). Ron sold the machine in 1975 but purchased it back several years later. Sadly, Ron passed away on 21 April 2002, although the aircraft is still current with his family.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20070211070646/http://www.edcoatescollection.com:80/ac2/NZNZ/ZK-AVU.html
3. http://www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=68176
4. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKARZ.htm
5. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AIKA.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
06-Sep-2013 17:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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