ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 61682
Last updated: 21 May 2013
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Narrative:The plan was to tow a banner off the runway using a Tiger Moth. On take-off, the pilot experienced a wind shift at approximately 40 ft AGL. The banner was lifting at that time, making it difficult for the pilot to hold a constant heading in the crosswind conditions. The banner caught on the ground, whereupon the pilot released it while trying to recover from the ensuing stall.
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
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|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Pukaki Dam Site -
|Phase:|| Take off|
During the recovery the aeroplane ended up on a downwind heading, causing the situation to further deteriorate. The pilot had almost effected a recovery when the aircraft touched down heavily in the crosswind. The upwind wing lifted resulting in the downwind wing striking the ground.
The aeroplane then nosed into the ground, breaking the propeller and flipping on its back. Pilot J T Grant was injured
||Dr. John Smith
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