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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141150
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:26-FEB-1938
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Western Federated Flying Club
Registration: ZK-AFX
MSN: 3644
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Waitemata Harbour, near Hobsonville, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
Destination airport:RNZAF Station Hobsonville
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth (Gipsy Major #80278): C of A 6151 issued 6.12.37 to Dominion of New Zealand. Registered ZK-AFX (CofR 117) 18.2.38 to Western Federated Flying Club, New Plymouth.

The newly arrived and assembled Tiger Moth was on its first test flight on 26.2.38 when the pilot lost control of the aircraft and it crashed in the water near Hobsonville. Flt/Lt A.G. Lester RNZAF was rescued from the harbour by a passing launch and taken ashore where he received treatment for head injuries. Tiger Moth ZK-AFX was also recovered from the harbour and landed on the wharfside for accident investigation (see link #7)



Sources:

1. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19380228.2.109.1&cl=CL2.1938.02.28&e=-------10--1----0--
2. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=Airshows&action=print&thread=6514
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p036.html
5. https://www.austairdata.com.au/component/rsdirectory/entry/view/56116-zk-afx-1
6. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKAAH.htm
7. Photo of wreckage, post crash: https://www.flickr.com/photos/187797881@N02/49839493723/
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobsonville

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Jan-2012 16:20 angels one five Added
02-Feb-2012 18:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative, Plane category, ]
21-Jan-2014 15:19 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2014 15:20 TB Updated [Source, Damage]
22-May-2014 16:18 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator]
31-Jul-2021 21:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative, Category]
22-Sep-2021 02:01 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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