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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63211
Last updated: 8 December 2020
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Date:08-APR-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Upper Valley Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-AIL
C/n / msn: 83493
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wallaceville, Upper Hutt -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Wallaceville, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Narrative:
RNZAF Tiger Moth NZ661 (c/no.83493): Previously RAF Tiger Moth T5764. Built at Cowley, UK and assembled in NZ. Shipped to New Zealand on 5 July 1940 on the s.s "Rangitikei" and BOC by RNZAF at Unit 18 Rongotai on 26 September 1940. With No.4 EFTS, Whenuapai 1941. With No.2 EFTS, Ashburton 1943.

Sold to Hawera Aero Club from No.42 Squadron on 4 April 1946 and entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AIL on 19 February 1946. To Wanganui Aero Club August 1958. To R. Simpson, Auckland in early 1959. To W. Newth. To Upper Valley Gliding Club December 1961.

Damaged at Wallaceville, New Zealand, whilst gliding towing on 8 April 1962 (pilot D M Renner) and withdrawn from use.

Sold to K. Trillo 1 December 1963 and stored for eventual rebuild. Sold to I. East, Wellington, June 1966. Sold back to K. Trillo, Papakura on 16 September 1974. Cancelled from register on 12 February 1991 as stored. Believed to still be stored dismantled in Auckland.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/nz650.shtml
http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZAM/ZK-AIL.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
02-Jun-2012 16:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-May-2018 01:11 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Narrative]

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