Incident Taylorcraft Auster 5 ZK-AVF,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64482
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Date:Sunday 3 January 1960
Type:Taylorcraft Auster 5
Owner/operator:D K Bamford
Registration: ZK-AVF
MSN: 1516
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Homewood, Wairarapa -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
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.
Apparently collided with ZK-BMD and crashed near Homewood, 20 miles SE of Masterton, 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]
11-Oct-2021 00:40 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
24-Jan-2022 05:15 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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