ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64345
Last updated: 23 April 2014
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Date:02-JAN-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Manakau Flying School.
Registration: ZK-BWT
C/n / msn: 28-59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Skippers Saddle, Otago, South Island -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Piper PA-28-160 ZK-BWT c/n 28-59 was imported by the NZ agents Airwork (NZ) Ltd and registered on 01-12-1961, first flying on the 20th and delivered to the Rotorua Aero Club on the 22nd. It was hired to the Auckland Aero Club briefly in 1962.

On 21-06-1964 it suffered substantial accident damage on landing at Rotorua. On 23-12-1965 it was acquired by B B Cox and W J Blackwell for operation by the Manakau Flying School. A few days later (02-01-1966) it crashed in the Skippers Canyon. It was recovered by helicopter (ZK-HAQ) but its registration was cancelled on 02-03-1966.

Airwork rebuilt it in early 1967 and had it re-registered as ZK-CUB on 01-05-1967 after its first flight on 24-04-1967. Lombard (NZ) Ltd appear from 18-09-1967; hiring it back to the Manakau Flying School

After at least three further minor accidents it went to Eagle Aviation at Hamilton on 22-03-1972 and to General Finance Ltd on 01-05-72 for hire to M S Arthur; then to Coyle & Griffin of Wanganui from 01-04-1973. In late September 1974 it was listed to A J G Scott & P L Withall of Christchurch.

A storm through Christchurch on 01-08-1975 damaged the aircraft and it was cancelled on 12-09-75.

Sources:
http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/piper-pa-28-cherokee-is-50.html
http://mapcarta.com/24758176


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
08-May-2013 12:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2013 12:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
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