Incident De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZK-BSO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63457
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Date:Monday 5 January 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:North Otago Gliding Club
Registration: ZK-BSO
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Omarama Airfield, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Omarama Airport, Ahuriri Ward, Waitaki District, Canterbury (NZOA)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth MSN DHNZ.113; Taken on charge by the RNZAF as NZ1433 at Unit 18, Rongotai, Wellington 22.7.42. To 3 EFTS, Harewood [1943-44]. Declared surplus by Government Stores Board on SR105/56 dated 8.8.55 and sold by tender number 6504. to O G Birss, Balclutha for £260 [last Tiger Moth sold off by RNZAF].

New Zealand civil registered as ZK-BSO 6.12.56 to O G Birss, Balclutha. C of A issued 20.12.56. Re-registered 20.11.57 to North Otago Gliding Club, Oamaru.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5.1.59; crashed when swung on take-off while glider-towing at Omarama, Ahuriri Ward, Waitaki District, Canterbury. Directional control was lost on take off. ZK-BSO swerved and crashed. Pilot W Philpott. (Omarama is a small town at the junction of State Highways 8 and 83, near the southern end of the Mackenzie Basin, in the South Island of New Zealand. Omarama is in the Waitaki District, in the southern Canterbury region. The Ahuriri River is a short distance to the north of the township)

Registration ZK-BSO cancelled 2.3.59.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
7 September 1958 ZK-BSO North Otago Gliding Club 0 Oamaru Airport, Otago w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
01-Oct-2009 20:36 angels one five Updated
09-Feb-2011 01:05 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
04-Mar-2015 23:15 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
03-Dec-2021 19:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
03-Dec-2021 19:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Category]
03-Dec-2021 19:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Category]
29-Jan-2022 06:53 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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