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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65518
Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Date:07-FEB-1941
Time:07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:1 EFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ717
MSN: 3640
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNZAF Taieri, 5 km west of Dunedin. -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Taieri, Dunedin, New Zealand (NZTI)
Destination airport:RNZAF Taieri, Dunedin, New Zealand (NZTI)
Narrative:
Built at Hatfield. Issued with UK C of A number 6142 on 30.11.37 and imported into New Zealand for the Western Federated Flying Club. Issued with New Zealand Certificate of Registration on 17.2.38 and registered as ZK-AGA. New Plymouth (based Wanganui); owners renamed Wanganui Aero Club 12.38

Impressed into the RNZAF on 25.11.39 for a cost of 1,100. With No.1 EFTS Taieri 1939-1941. Collided with Tiger Moth NZ873 at 300 feet in the landing circuit over RNZAF Taieri, 5 km west of Dunedin, New Zealand at 07:30 hours on 7.2.41. Pilot of Tiger Moth NZ717 killed when the aircraft dived into the ground. Both crew of Tiger Moth NZ873 survived with injuries. The accident was caused by the position of the sun relative to the horizon shining directly into the eyes of both pilots.

Crew of Tiger Moth NZ717:
LAC (NZ404869) Desmond Thomas Francis HANRAHAN (Pilot u/t) RNZAF- killed in service 7.2.41, buried at Ashburton Cemetery, Ashburton, New Zealand

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p036.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/4005406/DESMOND%20THOMAS%20FRANCIS%20HANRAHAN/
6. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKAAH.htm
7. https://www.austairdata.com.au/component/rsdirectory/entry/view/56119-zk-aga-1
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taieri_Aerodrome

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 15:35 angels one five Added
21-Sep-2009 02:58 angels one five Updated
21-Sep-2009 17:09 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2011 04:25 angels one five Updated [Damage, Narrative]
14-Dec-2011 16:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Dec-2011 16:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration]
09-Jan-2012 02:09 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 11:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
23-Jan-2012 00:55 angels one five Updated [Source]
02-Feb-2012 19:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 08:27 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Jul-2014 04:54 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
09-Feb-2019 08:38 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Source]
05-Aug-2021 16:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
05-Aug-2021 16:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Aug-2021 14:57 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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