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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64046
Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH83 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.83C Fox Moth
Owner/operator:Hawera Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AQM
MSN: FM 50
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Patea, Taranaki -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Otautu farm strip, near Patea
ZK-AQM registered 2.12.47 to FM (or DH) McCarthy, Patea, Taranaki. C of A issued 17.12.47. Operated by Hawera Aero Club 1948. Crashed when overshot on landing Otautu farm strip, near Patea 27.9.53 and fell into Patea River; 2 passengers killed. Pilot B L Haybittle survived. Registration cancelled 21.4.54.

Remains under rebuild by Myles Robertson, Dairy Flat, 1978. On rebuild [in 1998] by P Taylor,
Auckland. UK registered as G-CGUO to Ron Souch at Southampton 11/5/2011


Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
14-Jul-2009 20:53 angels one five Updated
18-Mar-2013 14:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2013 14:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
10-May-2013 07:06 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Narrative]
25-Sep-2021 23:47 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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