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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 62713
Last updated: 28 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: ZK-CDU
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ardmore Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:NZAR
Destination airport:NZAR
pilot Leslie F Karl.
The aircraft was engaged in glider towing operations. The towrope was attached to the centre of gravity hook on the glider, however the glider pilot had little prior experience of being towed with the rope attached in that position. The glider pilot climbed while on tow until he lost sight of the tow aircraft leaving no ability of either pilot to release towrope. The tail of the tow aircraft was lifted by the glider until the tow aircraft entered a dive then the tow rope broke, leaving insufficient height before the aircraft impacted the ground.


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Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
06-Jun-2011 00:10 karaka Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]

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