Incident Taylorcraft Auster 5D ZK-BMD, Monday 8 February 1988
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Date:Monday 8 February 1988
Time:18:30 LT
Type:Taylorcraft Auster 5D
Owner/operator:A N Kagan
Registration: ZK-BMD
MSN: 1035
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Waiatoto River, West Coast -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Waiatoto River
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The aircraft was being operated off an airstrip but failed to reach flying speed. The pilot decided to abort the takeoff and initiate a groundloop, which subsequently caused damage to the wing and tailwheel. The wind was calm before the takeoff attempt, but there was a significant tailwind present after the accident.

Accident/incident investigated by TAIC NZ. Pilot: Alfred Nicholas Kagan.

Aircraft is ex-NJ635 Served with 83 Gp CS/2 TAF CS/BAFO CW/317 Squadron. Sold 11.1.50' - became G-ALZM. To New Zealand as ZK-BMD 5/8/55. Crashed Homeward NZ 3/1/60, but later repaired



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

3 January 1960 ZK-BMD Wairarapa & Ruahine Aero Club 0 Homewood, Wairarapa sub


Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
16-Jun-2012 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Damage, Narrative]
16-Jun-2012 19:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Jul-2015 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Sep-2021 11:11 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport]
10-Feb-2022 14:05 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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