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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141150
Last updated: 20 January 2021
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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.)
Departure airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
Destination airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
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.


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Revision history:

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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