Incident Supermarine Spitfire FR14 ZK-XIV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68566
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Date:Tuesday 2 January 1996
Time:c. 1200
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire FR14
Owner/operator:Alpine Fighter Collection
Registration: ZK-XIV
MSN: NH799
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wanaka Airport, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wanaka NZWF
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The restored WW2 fighter was taking off from grass vector 29 when it swerved to the right and ran off the strip.
It became airborne but the tail snagged the boundary fence causing the aircraft to roll inverted and crash.
The pilot, Sir Tim Wallis, was seriously injured in the accident.


TAIC report.

Revision history:

06-Oct-2009 16:34 angels one five Added
29-Nov-2009 04:23 angels one five Updated
10-Jan-2017 21:38 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Feb-2022 22:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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