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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 203989
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:2 EFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ856
MSN: 82480
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Farmland near New Plymouth, Taranaki -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNZAF Bell Block, New Plymouth
Destination airport:
DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN 82480 (Gipsy Major #82518): Built by de Havilland at Hatfield to Contract No.778402/38. Taken on charge by the RAF as N9410 at 19 MU St Athan, Glamorgan 24.11.39. To 36 MU Sealand 15.1.40 for crating and shipment oveaseas. Shipped to New Zealand on SS 'Somerset' 15.2.40. Taken on charge by the RNZAF as NZ856 at New Plymouth 19.4.40. To 2 EFTS, RNZAF Base Bell Block, New Plymouth on 2.5.40.

NZ856 was destroyed in a crash after flying less than two weeks in New Zealand. On 10.5.40, the Tiger Moth dived into the ground (farmland) near New Plymouth, Taranaki Region, North Island, after the propeller disintegrated at an altitude of 500 feet. The pilot, Leading Aircraftman D. Bullen RNZAF, survived the accident with serious injuries.




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Revision history:

08-Jan-2018 07:30 angels one five Added
20-Nov-2018 17:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Aug-2021 23:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
04-Aug-2021 20:59 Anon. Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
27-Aug-2021 00:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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