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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 88246
Last updated: 18 October 2020
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Date:28-JAN-1989
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk XVIe
Owner/operator:Tim Wallis/Alpine Fighter Collection,
Registration: ZK-XVI
C/n / msn: CBAF10895
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waipukurau -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Auckland (NZ)
Destination airport:Waipukrau (NZ)
Narrative:
Ex-RAF TB863. Registered in New Zealand as ZK-XVI, it first flew in New Zealand on 25th Jan 1989 at the hands of Stephen Grey in "Bare Metal" finish. TB863's life in New Zealand has not been without its events. The aircraft was successfully displayed at Auckland, but on the flight south to Wanaka had fuel problems. The aircraft made a forced landing in a paddock neighbouring the Waipukurau Aerodrome. SAFE Air at Woodbourne carried out repairs, and the aircraft returned to the air on 7th April 1990

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
http://www.sonsofdamien.co.uk/TB863.htm
http://www.warbirds.co.nz/profile.htm
http://www.warbirdregistry.org/spitregistry/spitfire-tb863.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
25-Sep-2011 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Apr-2012 02:10 Jinx40 Updated [Damage]
05-Mar-2020 20:18 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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