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Date:31-AUG-1940
Time:c. 1000
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:FIS RNZAF
Registration: NZ722
C/n / msn: 3696
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:600 yards off Narrow Neck Beach, Rangitoto Channel, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Hobsonville
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Built at Hatfield. Issued with UK C of A number 6323 on 21 June 1938 and imported into New Zealand for the Auckland Aero Club. Issued with New Zealand Certificate of Registration on 08 September 1938 and registered as ZK-AGH.

Impressed into the RNZAF on 01 October 1939 for a cost of 1,200. Crashed into sea 600 yards off Narrow Neck Beach, Auckland about 10:00 hours on 31 August 1940 while being operated by Flying Instructor's School, RNZAF Hobsonville.

Pilot Officer Robert Goldstone killed and Pilot Officer B. Le Pine injured, but rescued by Navy vessel. The aircraft entered a spin at low altitude and crashed into the sea about 600 yards offshore. Wreckage salvaged on 03 September by 3 fishing boats and aircraft written off.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/nz650.shtml
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/p036.htm
http://www.goldenyears.ukf.net/reg_ZK-.htm
http://www.dave.wise.btinternet.co.uk/DWZKAAH.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 01:32 angels one five Added
21-Sep-2009 02:34 angels one five Updated
21-Jan-2012 07:06 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
02-Feb-2012 19:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 13:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
24-Oct-2013 06:24 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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