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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26203
Last updated: 16 November 2021
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Time:c. 1315 L/T
Type:Desoutter II
Owner/operator:Dominion Air Lines
Registration: ZK-ACA
MSN: D.36
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Clyde, near Wairoa -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Gisborne
Destination airport:Hastings
The plane left Gisborne for Hastings at 12:45 pm.

The pilot was asked to drop a mailbag of telegrams at Wairoa as disruption to the roads in the area due to the recent Napier earthquake prevented the mail from being speedily delivered in any other way.

The drop was carried out successfully, but as the Desoutter pulled up to climb away it stalled and dived onto the side of a road.

The aircraft was completely wrecked and rescuers had great difficulty in removing the occupants.
Two of the persons on board were found to be dead and the third expired within minutes of being extricated from the wreckage.

Pilot Flt-Lt Ivan Louis Kight, a former Air Force officer and a barrister ( lawyer ) in civilian life, and his passengers Mr Walter Findlay and Mr W.C. Strand. R.I.P.


Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
13-Nov-2008 02:41 angels one five Updated
11-Jun-2009 01:14 angels one five Updated
27-Dec-2011 02:56 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2011 03:07 angels one five Updated [Cn]
17-Aug-2014 23:13 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 06:30 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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