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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174115
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Time:c. 0845
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH 60G Moth
Owner/operator:Auckland Aero Club Inc
Registration: ZK-AAL
C/n / msn: 866
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Hawkins Hill, Wellington -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Rongotai Airport, Wellington
Destination airport:Nelson
Crashed in foggy flying conditions on a flight to Nelson.
The pilot, Ernest Robert Boucher, a 'B' ( or commercial pilot ) licence holder was killed and the passenger Mr L.W. Swan, the secretary of the Auckland Aero Club, was injured.
Mr Swan made an agonizing trek of four hours to a cottage at Red Rocks in order to get help.

ZK-AAL was repaired and was impressed into the RNZAF on 1/10/39 as NZ501. Written off after hitting a fence at New Plymouth on 22/2/41.


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Revision history:

25-Feb-2015 10:59 angels one five Added
20-May-2018 02:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
20-May-2018 05:08 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
10-Jun-2018 20:17 angels one five Updated [Location]

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