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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205309
Last updated: 22 May 2020
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Date:99-NOV-1963
Time:overnight
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:Auckland Aero Club Ltd
Registration: ZK-AXN
C/n / msn: 303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Otematata -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Otematata, New Zeland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First registered [C of R 7320] on 10.9.36 as G-AENH to Whitney Straight Ltd., The Strand, London WC.2 (aircraft based at Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex). C of A 5755 issued September 1936.

UK registration G-AENH cancelled 2.11.37 when sold to Australia as VH-ABN, with the Royal Victoria Aero Club, at Essendon Airport (Moorabbin Airport from December 1949) in Melbourne, Victoria.

In 1951 VH-ABN was sold to the Auckland Aero Club, and re-registered as ZK-AXN. It was withdrawn from use in 1962 and then unfortunately damaged beyond repair in a fire at Otematata in November of 1963. Its remains were broken up the following year.

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/79-register-gb-g-ae
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AENH.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A9.html
4. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZZZ/ZK-AXN.html
5. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austa/VH-ABN1.html


Revision history:

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29-Jan-2018 20:14 Dr. John Smith Added

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