Incident Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee ZK-BWT,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64345
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Date:Sunday 2 January 1966
Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piper PA-28-160 Cherokee
Owner/operator:Manukau Flying School Ltd
Registration: ZK-BWT
MSN: 28-59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Skippers Saddle, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Piper PA-28-160 ZK-BWT c/n 28-59 was imported by the NZ agents Airwork (NZ) Ltd and registered on 01-12-1961, first flying on the 20th and delivered to the Rotorua Aero Club on the 22nd. It was hired to the Auckland Aero Club briefly in 1962.

On 21-06-1964 it suffered substantial accident damage on landing at Rotorua. On 23-12-1965 it was acquired by B B Cox and W J Blackwell for operation by the Manakau Flying School. A few days later (02-01-1966) it crashed in the Skippers Canyon. It was recovered by helicopter (ZK-HAQ) but its registration was cancelled on 02-03-1966.

Airwork rebuilt it in early 1967 and had it re-registered as ZK-CUB on 01-05-1967 after its first flight on 24-04-1967. Lombard (NZ) Ltd appear from 18-09-1967; hiring it back to the Manakau Flying School

After at least three further minor accidents it went to Eagle Aviation at Hamilton on 22-03-1972 and to General Finance Ltd on 01-05-72 for hire to M S Arthur; then to Coyle & Griffin of Wanganui from 01-04-1973. In late September 1974 it was listed to A J G Scott & P L Withall of Christchurch.

A storm through Christchurch on 01-08-1975 damaged the aircraft and it was cancelled on 12-09-75.


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
21 June 1964 ZK-BWT Rotorua Aero Club 0 Rotorua sub
31 December 1967 ZK-CUB Manukau Flying School Ltd Claris Aerodrome, Great Barrier Island unk
24 January 1971 ZK-CUB Manukau Flying School Ltd Whitianga Airfield, Waikato unk
1 August 1975 ZK-CUB A J G Scott & P L Withall 0 Christchurch, Canterbury w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
08-May-2013 12:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
08-May-2013 12:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]
08-Aug-2020 03:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
30-Jan-2022 06:49 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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