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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141150
Last updated: 8 June 2020
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Date:26-FEB-1938
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Western Federated Flying Club
Registration: ZK-AFX
C/n / msn: 3644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hobsonville Wharf, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
Destination airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
Narrative:
The newly arrived and assembled Tiger Moth was on its first test flight when the pilot lost control of the aircraft and it crashed in the water near Hobsonville. F/L A.G. Lester RNZAF was rescued from the harbour by a passing launch and taken ashore where he received treatment for head injuries.

*NOTE: Some sources state the the owner of this aircraft was the Western Federated Flying Club and NOT the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The lack of a RNZAF serial seems to support this.


Sources:

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19380228.2.109.1&cl=CL2.1938.02.28&e=-------10--1----0--
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Airshows&action=print&thread=6514
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p036.htm
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_ZK-.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2012 16:20 angels one five Added
02-Feb-2012 18:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
21-Jan-2014 15:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2014 15:20 TB Updated [Source, Damage]
22-May-2014 16:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]

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