Incident Miles M.38 Messenger 2A ZK-AWE,
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Date:Sunday 12 January 1958
Type:Miles M.38 Messenger 2A
Owner/operator:NL Caine and BA Peters
Registration: ZK-AWE
MSN: 6717
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Karioi, Whanganui -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Karioi, Whanganui
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
c/no 6717 G-AKKL Messenger Mk.2A (155 hp Blackburn Cirrus Major III) with oval rear windows. Registration G-AKKL was allocated in November 1947 as 'Reserved for Miles Aircraft Ltd.' This was probably the last Messenger built in Northern Ireland and was probably completed in January 1948

Completed at Woodley by Handley Page (Reading) Ltd., in 1949. Registered 24.3.49 with C of R No.11999/1 to T. Shipside Ltd, Tollerton, no series given and C of A No.10485 was issued on 14.4.49. Registration cancelled 14.4.49 and re-registered (C of R R 1199/2) on 19.4.49 to Godfrey Holmes Ltd, Lincoln.

Registration cancelled 1.8.50 on sale to New Zealand and re-registered ZK-AWE, 30.1.51, possibly still owned by Holmes. Its first New Zealand C of A was issued on 1.2.51 and it was re-registered to A B Baker, Hamilton/Cambridge later in 1951. Re-registered to N L Caines & Partners, Hihitahi, 5.12.57.

Substantially damaged 12.1.58 when crashed at Karioi, Whanganui; Pilot Fowler. Repaired and then to L D Lamb, Balcairn in November 1962. WFU and registration cancelled 18.7.70.


5. ZK-AWE at Auckland:
7. ZK-AWE at Hastings, NZ 1952:

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
06-Oct-2009 00:15 Prof Updated
03-Mar-2015 19:46 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
22-Jan-2022 03:14 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
10-Feb-2022 06:30 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
12-Feb-2022 02:37 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
01-Oct-2022 23:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
02-Oct-2022 18:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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