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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64345
Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P28A model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-28-140
Owner/operator:Manakau Flying School.
Registration: ZK-BWT
MSN: 28-59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Skippers Saddle, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Auckland International Airport
Destination airport:
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.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

21 Jun 1964 ZK-BWT Rotorua Aero Club 0 Rotorua sub
31 Dec 1967 ZK-CUB Claris Aerodrome, Great Barrier Island unk
24 Jan 1971 ZK-CUB Lombard (NZ) Ltd. (hire to Manakau Flying School Ltd Whitianga Airfield unk
1 Aug 1975 ZK-CUB A J G Scott & P L Withall 0 Christchurch 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]

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