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Last updated: 13 December 2020
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Date:21-JUN-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60M Moth
Owner/operator:Wairarapa & Ruahine Aero Club
Registration: ZK-ABE
C/n / msn: 1448
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hood Aerodrome, Masterton -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Hood Aerodrome, Masterton
Destination airport:Hood Aerodrome, Masterton
Narrative:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to Air Survey & Transport Co Ltd, New Zealand with C of A 2355 issued 30.12.29. Erected and flown 6.4.30. Registered ZK-ABE [C of R 66] 8.5.30 to Wairarapa & Ruahine Aero Club, Masterton.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21.6.39: Pupil pilot John Morrison was practicing circuits and landings at Hood Aerodrome on the afternoon of Wednesday, 21.6.39 under the supervision of flying instructor Frederick J. McDonald. The plane struck a fence just before landing and came to rest on its nose, severely damaged. Fire did not break out. Mr McDonald escaped with a scalp wound, and Mr Morrison suffered an injury to one eye which had to be removed subsequently, and a severe injury to his face.

Sold for spares 28.6.39 to Middle Districts Aero Club. Registration ZK-ABE cancelled 17.7.39.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19390622.2.134&cl=CL2.1939.06.22&e=-------10--1----0--
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZAM/ZK-ABE.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20140118024240/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/Immatriculations/ZK%20-%20Nouvelle%20Zelande.htm
6. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh60m-moth-masterton
7. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
29-Jun-2009 00:20 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2012 18:02 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2014 03:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 22:20 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-May-2018 03:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
19-May-2018 12:47 Anon. Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Sep-2018 22:44 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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