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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: NZ778
MSN: 83205/DHNZ28
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RNZAF Harewood, Christchurch -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RNZAF Harewood, Christchurch, New Zealand
Destination airport:RNZAF Harewood, New Zealand
Fuselage built at Cowley and shipped to DH New Zealand unassembled and without engine. Remainder of aircraft constructed at Rongotai by DeHavilland New Zealand from local materials - hence "local" constrctor's number DHNZ28. (Original British construction number:83205). BOC at Unit 18, Rongotai on 1 November 1940. With No.4 EFTS, Whenuapai 1941.

Destroyed in mid air collision with Tiger Moth NZ1411 at 800 feet in the Harewood circuit at 08:45 hours on 25 July 1942 while being operated by 3 EFTS. Both aircraft locked together, plunging to the ground and catching fire. Both crews - one in each aircraft - were killed. Written off books at Harewood on 20 August 1942.
Crew of Tiger Moth NZ778:
LAC (NZ.424449) Frank Hayman GOLDSMITH (Pilot u/t) RNZAF - killed in service 25.6.42.




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Revision history:

11-Jun-2009 16:23 angels one five Added
24-Sep-2009 00:09 angels one five Updated
14-Dec-2011 16:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 12:33 angels one five Updated [Operator]
24-Feb-2012 13:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2013 02:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
15-Aug-2021 00:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2021 00:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source, Category]
15-Aug-2021 01:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Phase, Source, Category]]
15-Aug-2021 09:46 Anon. Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]

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