Incident De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZK-BME,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63547
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Date:Saturday 11 January 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:Canterbury Glider Club
Registration: ZK-BME
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Lake Pukaki, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Banner and glider towing
Departure airport:Simons Hill, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN DHNZ.173; Built by DH New Zealand at Rongotai, Wellington. Taken on charge by RNZAF as NZ1493 at Unit 39, Rongotai, Wellington 5.2.45. To Central Flying School, Wigram [1946]; renamed 1 FTS 14.4.47.

Declared surplus on Government Stores Board SR133/55 on 15.8.55; sold by tender number 6090 to Canterbury Gliding Club Inc for £529. NZ civil registered as ZK-BME 3.11.55 to Canterbury Gliding Club, Timaru; named "Tugger-Buggy".

Badly damaged on take-off Simons Hill, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region 11.1.58' Pilot J Messervy, Repaired and returned to service

Re-registered 22.8.63 to Wigram Gliding Club Inc. Reduced to spares by 1966 and cancelled from the register on 19.10.66 as "dismantled for spares". Remains stored in hangar at Wigram for some years before being removed in early 1970s. Stored Prebbleton 1973-1977. To Museum of Transport & Technology, Auckland and stored by 1977. Reported as (one of two) airfreighted by Hercules ex Christchurch to USA 1.78 (unlikely - still in MoTaT store 1.78-1998; although location and status unknown 2014).



Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
18-Nov-2021 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Category]
31-Jan-2022 00:34 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location]

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