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Date:28-FEB-1939
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH60G Gipsy Moth
Owner/operator:Auckland Aero Club
Registration: ZK-ADG
C/n / msn: 894
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mangere, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mangere, Auckland (AKL/NZAA)
Destination airport:Mangere, Auckland (AKL/NZAA)
Narrative:
DH.60G [Gipsy I] to DH Australia without C of A; erected by Qantas, Brisbane. Registered G-AUIR [CofR 263] 13.2.29 to QANTAS Ltd, Longreach. Re-registered 20.3.29 to Queensland Air Navigation Ltd, Brisbane. Re-registered VH-UIR 28.3.29. Re-registered 9.2.31 to QANTAS Ltd, Brisbane.

Sold 11.2.31 and regd 17.2.31 to J. W. F. Collins,Beaudesert, Qld. Registered 30.10.33 to Harry F. Broadbent, Coogee, Sydney, NSW. Re-registered 15.1.34 to R A Annabel, Rockdale, NSW. Sold 1.2.34 and re-registered 24.2.34 to Putaruru Pine & Pulp Co (NZ) Ltd, but remained based at Sydney, NSW

Sold 19.7.34 and shipped to Auckland Aero Club, Mangere, New Zealand; registration cancelled 1.8.34. Found to be in need of repair on arrival. After repairs, re-registered ZK-ADG G [CofR 11] 9.1.35 to Auckland Aero Club, Mangere.

Badly damaged when hit power lines near Mangere 7.7.35; repaired and re-flown 16.7.37. Finally written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed in stall turn in practice forced landing at Mangere, Auckland 28.2.39. The crew was performing a training flight around Auckland Airport. On final, while completing a last turn to join the runway, the single engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a field. Both occupants were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
2. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=84&Itemid=27
3. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac1/austu/VH-UIR.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p008.html
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-AU.html
6. http://www.tropikkal.com/planes.htm
7. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1939/archives/crash-of-a-de-havilland-dh-60-moth-in-auckland/]
8. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2009 22:00 angels one five Added
30-Sep-2013 20:46 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Source]
18-Apr-2014 21:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2014 21:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 21:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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