Accident Jodel D.9 Bébé ZK-DBM, Sunday 8 December 1985
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Date:Sunday 8 December 1985
Type:Silhouette image of generic d9 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Jodel D.9 Bébé
Owner/operator:B T Farrell & others
Registration: ZK-DBM
MSN: F3134/5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Takapuna, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Hobsonville
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Pilot: George Jones.
The Jodel was on its first flight after major repairs and re-asssembly.
The flight proceeded normally until about one minute before the crash when the plane was seen to be flying erratically at a low level in the vicinity of Takapuna Beach.
Witnesses reported that the plane was yawing and banking steeply from side to side. The pilot appeared to be attempting an emergency landing on the beach.
Moments later the aircraft entered an incipient spin and dived onto the roadway at Bracken Avenue.
The aircraft was destroyed by the impact and the pilot was killed.
Fire did not occure.

The crash investigator found that structural failure in the aileron system deprived the pilot of sufficient lateral control and the aircraft stalled and entered an incipient spin during an attempted forced landing.
Registration cancelled 19 Nov 1987.


2. Air Accident Report No. 85-116
3. AHSNZ, 1988, Aerolog Vol 3 No 2

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 April 1982 ZK-DBM B T Farrell & others Helensville, Auckland unk

Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
08-Jul-2011 03:11 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-Jul-2011 04:38 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 09:22 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Mar-2018 18:20 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Jan-2022 23:03 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
29-Jan-2022 23:19 Ron Averes Updated [Cn]

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