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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:07-FEB-1941
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:1 EFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ873
MSN: 82089
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNZAF Taieri, 5 km west of Dunedin. -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Tairei, Dunedin, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Narrative:
De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 82374 (Gipsy Major #82089): Taken on charge by the RAF as N9273 at 19 MU St Athan 20.10.39. To 36 MU Sealand 15.1.40 for packing and crating for overseas shipment; shipped to New Zealand 15.2.40. Shipped to New Zealand on the s.s "Somerset" and BOC at Unit 18 Rongotai. Taken on charge by RNZAF as NZ873 at Rongotai 21.5.40. To 1 EFTS Taieri [by 10.40].

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when collided with Tiger Moth NZ717 on landing at RNZAF Taieri, 5 km west of Dunedin, New Zealand 7.2.41; In the subsequent landing on top of a hedge, pilot Flying Officer L Poore and LAC P Stewart were injured. The accident was caused by the low setting sun being in the eyes of both pilots. Written off books at RNZAF Tairei, Dunedin, New Zealand 2.41

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p823.html
3. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taieri_Aerodrome

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Aug-2021 16:56 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Aug-2021 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
06-Aug-2021 16:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
08-Aug-2021 15:01 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Operator]

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