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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66032
Last updated: 18 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:2 EFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ711
MSN: 82052
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rakaia, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNZAF Ashburton
Destination airport:
RNZAF Tiger Moth NZ711 (c/no.82052). Built at Hatfield. Issued with UK C of A number 6569 on 3 May 1939 and imported into New Zealand for the Marlborough Aero Club. Issued with New Zealand Certificate of Registration on 19 June 1939 and registered as ZK-AHH. Delivered 4 July 1939.

Impressed into the RNZAF for a cost of 1,612 pounds 16 shillings and 7 pence on 5 October 1939 with No.1 EFTS Taieri. With No.1 EFTS 1939-July 1941. To 4 EFTS Whenuapai 5.7.41. Forced landed at Momona on 27 June 1941 as a result of engine failure. With No.4 EFTS, Whenuapai from 5 July 1941. With No.2 EFTS, New Plymouth 5 March 1942.

Span in and crashed at Rakaia, near Ashburton on 16 November 1942 while being operated by No.2 EFTS at Ashburton. Pilot was LAC G. Findlay. Written off books at Ashburton on 31 December 1942 as reduced to spares.

The reported crash location of Rakaia is a town seated close to the southern banks of the Rakaia River on the Canterbury Plains in New Zealand's South Island, approximately 57 km south of Christchurch on State Highway 1 and the Main South Line




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Revision history:

29-Jun-2009 00:53 angels one five Added
24-Sep-2009 00:39 angels one five Updated
23-Jan-2012 13:13 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2012 12:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2013 08:15 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2016 13:39 Jixn Updated [Operator]
13-Jan-2018 08:00 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Aug-2021 02:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
16-Aug-2021 02:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
16-Aug-2021 11:54 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Aug-2021 00:27 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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