Incident de Havilland DH.60G Moth 870,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356313
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Date:Friday 27 January 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.60G Moth
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF)
Registration: 870
MSN: 870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hobsonville AFB, Hobsonville, Auckland ? -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hobsonville AFB, Auckland
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when badly damaged in landing accident, likely at Hobsonville AFB, Hobsonville, Auckland 27.1.39 and withdrawn from use



History of this aircraft

c/no. 870 DH.60G Moth [Gipsy I engine#97, amended to #116] first flown 7.12.28 and to New Zealand Air Ministry without C of A. Taken on charge by NZPAF (New Zealand Permanent Air Force), at Wigram as '870'; erected 16.3.29 and first flown Wigram 21.3.29; coded “A”. Loaned to Canterbury Aero Club 29.10.29-31.1.30. To Hobsonville AFB, Hobsonville, Auckland 18.2.30. Fitted with floats 8.6.31 for trials; floats removed 27.7.31. Floats fitted again 11.31. Major overhaul 17.6.32-14.11.32; variously operated thereafter on floats or wheels (as and when required). NZPAF became RNZAF 27.2.34. Fitted with Gipsy II engine 11.37.

Revision history:

12-Mar-2024 21:17 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Mar-2024 21:17 ASN Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2024 21:18 ASN Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
25-May-2024 18:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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