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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48442
Last updated: 25 September 2019
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Date:14-JAN-1950
Time:day
Type:de Havilland DH.89B Dominie.
Owner/operator:New Zealand National Airways Corporation
Registration: ZK-ALC
C/n / msn: 6664
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rotorua Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Standing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rotorua, NZ (ROT/NZRO)
Destination airport:Hamilton Airport (Rukuhia), NZ (HLZ/NZHN)
Narrative:
Taken on charge by the RAF as HG665 against Contract No.6/Acft/2580/C20a at 76 MU 11.10.43. Shipped to Auckland, New Zealand on s.s 'Port Alma' 17.10.43; arrived 26.11.43. To RNZAF as NZ529 and taken on charge at Hobsonville. To 42 Squadron, Rongotai. Struck off charge when sold 30.4.46.

Registered ZK-ALC 30.8.46 to New Zealand National Airways Corporation, Wellington and named ' Tiora '

On 14.1.50, whilst it was being started up at Rotorua for the return to Rukuhia the port engine backfired and grass underneath the aircraft caught fire. The pilot and his four passengers evacuated the aircraft safely, but action by the ground crew was unable to prevent the aircraft (and the passengers luggage...) from being destroyed by fire.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh89b.htm
2. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh89.pdf
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZAM/ZK-ALC.html
4. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/12612?page=1
5. https://natlib.govt.nz/records/30660707?search%5Bi%5D%5Bsubject%5D=DH.89+%28Transport+plane%29&search%5Bpath%5D=items
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/ground-fire-de-havilland-dh89b-dominie-inn-rotorua
7. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/26070/oh-bugger-happened
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p066.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2008 01:04 angels one five Added
30-Dec-2011 10:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2014 19:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Mar-2014 19:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
23-May-2018 19:10 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
21-Feb-2019 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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