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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26495
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:12-FEB-1937
Time:
Type:Simmonds Spartan
Owner/operator:New Zealand Airways, Timaru
Registration: ZK-AAY
C/n / msn: 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Simmonds Spartan C of A 1849 issued 11.2.29 to Simmonds Aircraft Ltd. Registered VH-ULI [C of R 310] 8.8.29 to Robert Bryce & Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne. Registration cancelled 17.9.29.

Re-registered ZK-AAY 19.10.29 to Hawkes Bay Aero Club. Converted to 3-seater in 1930. Re-registered [C of R 60] [in 1934] to New Zealand Airways Ltd, Timaru.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12.2.37 when crashed on take off at Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury,
on a flight intended to take aerial photos. The plane broke in two and caught fire. One of the occupants received a minor injury to one hand, the other person was unscathed.

Sources:

1. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19370213.2.85&cl=CL2.1937.02.13&e=-------10--1----0--
2. http://wight.hampshireairfields.co.uk/sim.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
4. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/airfields/nz.html
5. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/Fiches%20d%27accidents/1937/ZK-AAY.htm]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2009 18:52 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2012 01:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2015 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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