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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64482
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Auster 5
Owner/operator:James Aviation Ltd
Registration: ZK-AVF
MSN: 1516
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ngaumu State Forest, Wairarapa -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
This Auster was formerly G-AKMC and was a "true" Taylorcraft Auster AOP aircraft, serving in the RAF as TJ458, and it saw war service with 657 Squadron. Struck off charge when sold as G-AKMC on 24/11/1947. It was imported 19/7/1950 for a Mr. A. Baker.
It was used by James Aviation Ltd on Forest Fire Patrol duties out of Rotorua. It stalled and crashed near Homewood, 20 miles SE of Masterton (near Ngaumu State Forest), on 3/1/1960 and was struck off the register.


Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
01-Dec-2012 03:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-May-2018 19:06 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-May-2018 06:41 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
23-Sep-2021 16:06 Ron Averes Updated [Total fatalities, Location]

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