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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64482
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:03-JAN-1960
Time:
Type:Auster 5
Owner/operator:James Aviation Ltd
Registration: ZK-AVF
C/n / msn: 1516
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Homewood, north Wairarapa -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This Auster was formerly G-AKMC and was a "true" Taylorcraft Auster AOP aircraft, serving in the RAF as TJ458, and it saw war service with 657 Squadron. Struck off charge when sold as G-AKMC on 24/11/1947. It was imported 19/7/1950 for a Mr. A. Baker.
It was used by James Aviation Ltd on Forest Fire Patrol duties out of Rotorua. It stalled and crashed near Homewood, 20 miles SE of Masterton (near Ngaumu State Forest), on 3/1/1960 and was struck off the register.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
http://web.archive.org/web/20070211070524/http://www.edcoatescollection.com:80/ac2/NZNZ/ZK-AVF.html
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AKMC.pdf
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p15.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
01-Dec-2012 03:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-May-2018 19:06 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-May-2018 06:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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