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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64528
Last updated: 24 September 2021
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Date:16-JAN-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:J.H. Dobson (regd. owner)
Registration: ZK-AQN
MSN: DHNZ.93
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Highbank, Rakaia River, 9 miles from Methven, Ashburton -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Ashburton Aerodrome, Ashburton, New Zealand (NZAS)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth MSN DHNZ.93: Built by DH New Zealand at Rongotai. Taken on charge as NZ843 at Rongotai 23.9.41. To 3 EFTS Harewood [1943-44]. To RNZAF Wigram for storage pending disposal.

Sold 25.2.48 to D.M. Stevenson. Registered as ZK-AQN 1.9.47 to D.M. Stevenson, Flaxton. Registered 5.7.48 to J.H. Dobson, Ashburton.

Written off (destroyed) 16.1.49 when struck tree while low flying and crashed/destroyed by fire into the Rakaia River, 9 miles from Methven, Ashburton, Canterbury District, New Zealand; both persons on board - pilot Colin Parkin (aged 26) and passenger Robin Burrows - were killed. Registration ZK-AQN cancelled 25.2.49.

Sources:

1. http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
2. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/pNZ0.html
4. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKAIQ.htm
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangitata_Diversion_Race#Highbank_and_Montalto_power_stations
6. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10147-65437620/colin-parkin-in-billiongraves

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
01-Jun-2012 17:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Sep-2021 00:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]

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