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Date:07-NOV-1942
Time:day
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: NZ733
MSN: 3747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Outram Landing Ground, near Taieri -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Taieri, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (NZTI)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Built at Hatfield and registered [C of R 8678] on 22 August 1938 to London Aeroplane Club, Hatfield as G-AFJI. (Aircraft based at Hatfield, Hertfordshire). British C of A number 6414 issued 18 October 1938, expired 17 October 1939. UK registration cancelled 25 January 1940 and shipped to New Zealand for RNZAF. Brought On Charge with Unit 18 at Rongotai on 2 July 1940 as NZ733. To Woodbourne as instrument flying trainer. With 1 EFTS, Taieri, RNZAF April 1942.

Collided with NZ788 over Outram Landing Ground, near Taieri during forced landing practice while operating with No.1 EFTS on 7 November 1942.

Crew of Tiger Moth NZ733
LAC (NZ421831) John Oughton Mitchell, RNZAF (Pilot u/t) RNZAF - killed in service 7.11.42.

Tiger Moth NZ733 was written off the books at Taieri on 27 November 1942 as reduced to produce.

Outram is a rural suburb of Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located 28 kilometres west of the central city at the edge of the Taieri Plains, close to the foot of Maungatua. The Taieri River flows close to the southeast of the town. Outram lies on State Highway 87 between Mosgiel and Middlemarch.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p037.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A11.html
4. https://www.afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/80-register-gb-g-af
5. https://cwsprduksumbraco.blob.core.windows.net/g-info/HistoricalLedger/G-AFJI.pdf
6. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
7. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2921367/JOHN%20OUGHTON%20MITCHELL/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outram,_New_Zealand

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 16:47 angels one five Added
23-Sep-2009 01:19 angels one five Updated
24-Feb-2012 12:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2012 08:30 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-Sep-2013 08:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Feb-2018 22:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:54 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
15-Aug-2021 23:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
16-Aug-2021 11:56 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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