ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87734
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Narrative:ZK-BVT (c/n PFA/437) was the first Druine D.31 Turbulent registered in New Zealand, on 12/5/58. It was commenced by Harry Bielby and others in Auckland, but it was completed by B G Climo and John Parkin. It was then sold to G A Weir of Wanganui on 27/2/61.
|Date:||Sunday 10 January 1988|
Druine D.31 Turbulent
|Owner/operator:||B N Pilcher|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Masterton, Wairarapa -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Masterton, New Zealand|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities|
As with nearly all the Turbulents it had an interesting history with several incidents that resulted in various damage and rebuilds. It was also owned by E J Weir of Oamaru from 21/4/66, J M Dillon of Blenheim from 9/9/68, E G Brister of Wellington from 12/11/70, Brian Barrett of Lower Hutt from 1/11/71, K Cropp of Masterton from 16/12/74, L Robinson of Masterton from 12/9/77 and finally Brian Pilcher of Lower Hutt from 14/6/79 (but it was still based at Masterton).
I knew its last owner Brian N Pilcher who was piloting it when it lost power and he had to put down on the Waingawa River bed, near Masterton, on 10/1/88. ZK-BVT was damaged beyond repair and the registration was cancelled 30/9/88.
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