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Date:12-MAR-1940
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH82a Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:FIS RNZAF
Registration: NZ724
MSN: 3680
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:RNZAF Hobsonville, Waitematā Harbour, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Hobsonville, Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Destination airport:RNZAF Hobsonville, Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand
Narrative:
DH.82 Tiger Moth 3680 (Gipsy Major #80427): C of A 6259 issued 25.4.38 to F.D. Mill. Assembled and flown at Hobsonville 20.5.38. Registered as ZK-AFP (C of R 127/C of A 226) 28.6.38 to Auckland Aero Club, Mangere, NZ. Impressed into the RNZAF as NZ724 1.10.39 (at a cost of 1,400). Taken on charge at Flying Instructors School, RNZAF Hobsonville, Waitematā Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand; coded F

Involved in the first fatal RNZAF Tiger Moth accident on 12.3.40 when Squadron-Leader David Malyon Allan, aged 43, and a well known aerobatic pilot, fell to his death from 3,000 feet due to his Sutton Harness becoming unfastened during an aerobatic training flight. It is believed that the safety pin of the harness was dislodged by the control column when Sqn/Ldr Allan was demonstrating a slow roll to his instructor-pupil. The Tiger Moth landed back at Hobsonville, albeit with one less person on board than it took off with...

Tiger Moth NZ724 would, however, be involved in a fatal accident just over one years later: Written off (destroyed) when spun into sea in the Rangitoto Channel, near Castor Bay, North Shore, Auckland 18.4.41; Pilot Officer Bertrand Butler killed at 14:20 hours while being operated by Flying Instructor's School, Hobsonville. The aircraft was in a climbing turn when it entered a spin from which there was insufficient height to recover. P/O Bertrand Butler killed and P/O M. Hoy injured but rescued by gunners of the Royal NZ Artillery. Wreckage dragged ashore by Navy and aircraft written off.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzdh82.htm
2. https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/4005591/DAVID%20MALYON%20ALLAN/
3. http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKAAH.htm
4. https://air-britain.com/pdfs/production-lists/DH82.pdf
5. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?23881-1940-Unaccounted-Airmen-Database-Reconciliation/page6&highlight=ALLAN&p=138867#post138867
6. https://www.aircrewremembered.com/butler-bertrand-william.html
7. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
8. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/p036.html
9. Photo of Tiger Moth ZK-AFP: https://www.aerialvisuals.ca/Airframe/Gallery/0/34/0000034695.jpg
10. https://collection.motat.nz/objects/67612/photograph-tiger-moth-dh82a-zk-afp-outside-hangar
11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RNZAF_Base_Auckland

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 15:19 angels one five Added
11-Jun-2009 15:20 angels one five Updated
04-Mar-2011 04:53 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2012 19:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-May-2012 11:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
22-Oct-2012 00:40 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2013 13:25 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
23-Oct-2013 09:54 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
10-Jul-2015 18:48 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
08-Oct-2015 00:23 angels one five Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
13-Jan-2016 08:36 Angel dick one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Apr-2017 03:32 angels one five Updated [Operator]
04-Feb-2019 15:35 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
03-Aug-2021 19:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
03-Aug-2021 19:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location]
04-Aug-2021 20:11 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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