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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63542
Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:19-JAN-1958
Time:c. 1620
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Hauraki Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AJG
C/n / msn: DHNZ 98
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Thames Aerodrome. -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:Thames Aerodrome
Destination airport:Thames Aerdrome
Narrative:
The pilot had carried out an informal aerobatic display near the town of Thames and on returning to the aerodrome entered an aerobatic manoeuvre known as the " falling leaf " at an estimated height of 2,000 feet AGL.
The weather was CAVU with a westerly wind of 5-10 knots.
The aircraft failed to recover in time and collided with the ground, bursting into flames.
The pilot was killed instantly and the Tiger Moth was destroyed.
John William Powell, pilot.
R.I.P.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
17-Jul-2009 02:50 angels one five Updated
21-May-2011 02:39 angels one five Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
01-Jun-2011 11:49 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
05-Jan-2013 02:14 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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