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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64439
Last updated: 9 November 2020
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Date:02-SEP-1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-1A-1 Chipmunk
Owner/operator:Wellington Aero Club
Registration: ZK-APN
C/n / msn: 21
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lyall Bay, Wellington -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rongotai Airport (WLG/NZWM)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 2 Sept 1950, the aircraft suffered an engine failure ( propeller detached from the crankshaft ) at about 450 feet, after taking off from Rongotai Airport, and some 400 yards from shore. It was ditched successfully in Lyall Bay, Wellington. Both occupants were rescued, the female passenger by 13-year old Lewis Ferris.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
http://web.archive.org/web/20081120232127/http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZNZ/ZK-APN.html
http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/chipmunk.html
http://gallery.aerohub.co.nz/main.php?g2_itemId=6195


Images:


Recovery of ZK APN

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
24-May-2009 17:01 angels one five Updated
29-Mar-2010 00:04 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
10-Nov-2011 09:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2012 23:07 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
30-Jul-2016 05:23 Anon. Updated [Photo, ]

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