Incident Miles M.11A Whitney Straight ZK-AJZ, Friday 23 January 1959
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Date:Friday 23 January 1959
Type:Miles M.11A Whitney Straight
Owner/operator:H. Edwards
Registration: ZK-AJZ
MSN: 323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Maramarua, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Hastings, New Zealand
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Imported into New Zealand in 1937. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFG with H. Edwards but loaned to Wellington Aero Club.

Impressed into RNZAF with Unit 18 Rongotai for a cost of £900 pounds on 12 October 1939 as NZ579.

Sold to H. Edwards from No.42 Squadron in 1946. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AJZ. Sold to Hawkes Bay and East Coast Aero Club.

Damaged on 23 January 1959 at Maramanua, and stored at Hastings until 8 October 1959 when it was withdrawn from use. Fuselage sold to P. Locksley, Auckland and transported to Dairy Flat on 18 August 1965.

No reports of air accident around this time period, no Coroners inquests and no deaths for EDWARDS


4. Christine Clement - NZ research

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

6 April 1953 ZK-AJZ Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club Hastings, Hawke's Bay sub
15 January 1959 ZK-AJZ Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club Hastings, Hawke's Bay w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
10-Jul-2009 19:44 angels one five Updated
20-Feb-2016 01:54 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location]
29-Jan-2018 20:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2022 03:13 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Feb-2022 02:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
15-Aug-2023 05:50 sooty59 Updated

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