Incident De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZK-AKC, Monday 4 January 1965
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Date:Monday 4 January 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:J R G Hanlon
Registration: ZK-AKC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wanaka Airfield, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mount Iron Aerodrome, Wanaka, Otago
Destination airport:Mount Iron Aerodrome, Wanaka, Otago
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth DHNZ.97; Taken on charge by the RNZAF as NZ847 at Unit 18, Rongotai, Wellington 10.10.41. To 1 EFTS, Taieri [3.42-4.42]. Fitted with canopy [early 1943]. To ATC Touring Flight, Mangere 11.1.44-7.44. To 42 Squadron [after 8.44].

Struck off charge when sold 9.8.46 to New Plymouth Aero Club. NZ civil registered as ZK-AKC 24.6.46 to New Plymouth Aero Club. Re-registered 2.12.57 to T G Wells, Dargaville. Re-registered 16.5.58 to J V Harvey, Marton. Re-registered 11.2.59 to North Otago Gliding Club, Queenstown/Oamaru; later renamed Otago Gliding Club. Re-registered 10.5.61 to J R G Hanlon, Dunedin.

Substantially damage when crashed and overturned at Mount Iron Aerodrome, Wanaka, Otago 4.1.65; Pilot: R. Burns. Wreckage stored at Dunedin (by 1971). Registration ZK-AKC cancelled 13.11.73 as "Withdrawn From Use".

Rebuilt (using wings from ZK-ANW & ZK-AZY, with tail and undercarriage from ZK-ANW) and reflown 16.11.74; re-registered 19.11.74 to Tom Grant, Mosgiel (c/n now "DHNZ.297R" [sic]). Re-registered 11.2.75 to Tom Grant & J R G Hanlon, Mosgiel. Re-registered 24.4.75 (solely) to Tom Grant, Mosgiel. Badly damaged in forced landing on Pukaki Dam site after engine failure 29.11.76; on rebuild (1978). Re-registered 19.1.82 to JR Crosbie, Pukekohe. Re-registered 3.5.90 to Allied Press Ltd (Sir Julian Smith), Dunedin.

Severely damaged in fence strike during precautionary landing near Waitahun, Otago on 5.12.99. Regained airworthiness 26.1.2001 following repairs by Croydon Aircraft Co, Mandeville.

Crashed on take-off banner towing at Taieri Airfield 3.11.2001 and badly damaged; rebuilt regained airworthy condition in November 2003 and painted as NZ847 ‘97’; (based Taieri). Currently opearting from Taieri with Julian Smith of Allied Press Ltd.



See also:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 April 1956 ZK-AKC New Plymouth Aero Club 0 New Plymouth, Taranaki sub
Bounced on landing
29 November 1976 ZK-AKC Tom Grant, Mosgiel 0 Lake Pukaki, Canterbury sub

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
10-Oct-2021 16:33 Antonio Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Dec-2021 15:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
29-Jan-2022 04:00 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location]
02-Feb-2022 06:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
05-Feb-2022 06:54 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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