ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65404
Last updated: 16 September 2014
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Date:11-SEP-1941
Time:07:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:3 EFTS, RNZAF
Registration: NZ883
C/n / msn: 82889
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kaiapoi -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Harewood, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex RAF stocks, previously R4979. Built at Hatfield and assembled in NZ. Shipped to New Zealand on "SS Rangitata" and TOC at Unit, 18 Rongotai 7 June 1940. Collided with NZ886 near Harewood on 20 February 1941 and overturned after crash landing in a paddock. Aircraft badly damaged but was repaired at Harewood and returned to service.

Crashed near Kaiapoi when the left wing folded back to 45 degrees during loop at 3,000 feet at 07:50 hours on 11 September 1941 while being operated by No.3 EFTS. The aircraft entered a spin which could not be controlled. The instructor managed to bale out but the pupil was unable to do so in time. LAC Bryan Lambourne (pupil) killed, Pilot Officer K. Blair (pilot) baled out and was unhurt. The accident was caused by faulty workmanship on the tie-rod that held the wing attachments to the fuselage. Written off books at Harewood.

Sources:
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p828.htm
http://www.adf-serials.com/nz-serials/nz650.shtml


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2009 18:46 angels one five Added
23-Sep-2009 00:52 angels one five Updated
28-Sep-2009 03:46 angels one five Updated
23-Jan-2012 02:17 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Feb-2012 17:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
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