ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63368
Last updated: 21 May 2013
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Narrative:The Super Cub took off from Hawera as one of 3 aircraft making a flour bombing "attack" on the cars of a party of visitors to the Hawera Aero Club.
Piper PA-18 Super Cub
|Operator:||Hawera Aero Club|
|C/n / msn:|| 18-517|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Tangahoe Hill, 3.5 miles S. of Hawera, Taranaki -
|Phase:|| Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)|
|Departure airport:||Hawera Aerodrome|
BKZ was piloted from the rear seat by the Chief Instructor of the aero club. A student pilot was in the front seat to act as " bomb aimer."
The pilot's seven-year-old son was in the luggage compartment immediately behind the rear seat.
The Super Cub was dived towards the cars and collided with telephone wires along the side of the roadway and in quick succession struck two steel telegraph poles.
It crashed on the gravel road and burst into flames.
The front seat occupant, Mr R.J.Johnson, was rescued from the flames suffering from burns. The child, Philip Marsh, was able to get out unassisted. He too was burnt.
The pilot was unconscious and could not be removed from the wreckage in time.
The low angle of the sun at the time of day was considered to be a factor in the accident and the accident investigator's report cited infringements of the Civil Air Regulations relating to minimum safe heights, the carriage of passengers and the dropping of objects from aircraft.
Leslie James Marsh R.I.P.
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