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Last updated: 5 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:3 EFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waimakiriri River, near Harewood Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RNZAF Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Built at Rongotai by DHNZ. Third Tiger Moth to be built from 100% New Zealand sourced parts (no UK imput into its construction). BOC at Unit 18, Rongotai, 3 March 1941. Entered service with 3 EFTS, RNZAF in Match 1941.
DH82a Tiger Moth NZ801:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) when crashed near the Waimakariri River at 09:15 hrs on 6 June 1942 while being operated by No.3 EFTS. The aircraft entered a spin from a left hand gliding turn at about 1,000 feet and crashed into the ground. Pilot (under training, flying solo) killed.

According to an annoucement in a contemporary local newspaper (Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 133, 8 June 1942, Page 6):

"6 June 1942 - Admitted to hospital on Saturday morning after an accident during solo flying training, an airman-pilot under training, Leading Aircraftman Douglas MOIR, R.N.Z.A.F., died early yesterday morning. His mother is Mrs G Moir, 449 Victoria Street, Hamilton".

Crew of Tiger Moth NZ801:
LAC (NZ.421080) Douglas MOIR (Pupil Pilot u/t) RNZAF - killed on active service 6 June 1942

Written off books at Harewood on 2 July 1942 as reduced to spares.


1. Evening Post, Volume CXXXIII, Issue 133, 8 June 1942, Page 6


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Revision history:

11-Jun-2009 02:37 angels one five Added
23-Sep-2009 23:41 angels one five Updated
17-Jan-2012 02:40 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 12:15 angels one five Updated [Operator]
24-Feb-2012 12:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2013 01:41 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
04-Feb-2019 15:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Aug-2021 22:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
15-Aug-2021 09:42 BlB Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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