Incident De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth ZK-AOO,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63690
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Date:Sunday 19 August 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH-82A Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:M R Tulloch
Registration: ZK-AOO
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Kelso, Crookston Burn, Otago -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Gore Airport, Gore, Gore District, Southland, South Island (NZGC)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth MSN DHNZ.110; Taken on charge as NZ1430 at Unit 18, Rongotai, Wellington 5.7.42. To 2 TAF Squadron 4.11.49-18.12.51. Loaned to Wellington Aero Club, Rongotai 20.11.50-22.5.51. Unusually, this Tiger Moth was fitted with a spatted undercarriage (see link #7 for photo)

Declared surplus by Government Stores Board on SR17/55 on 22.5.55; sold by tender number 5968 to R G Bush for £350. Struck off charge by the RNZAF 16.8.55. Registered as ZK-BLN 5.8.55 to R G Bush, t/a Bush Aviation, Gore. New Zealand C of A issued 11.11.55. Registered 26.1.56 to M R Tulloch, Mataura (aircraft based at Gore). Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19.8.56 when crashed while tropdressing/crop spraying at Kelso, Crookston Burn, Otago, 10km North of Tapanui, Clutha District; Pilot J. Johnston.

[Kelso is an abandoned small settlement in Otago, New Zealand, located ten kilometres north of Tapanui on the Crookston Burn, close to its junction with the larger Pomahaka River, at approxmate coordinates 45°54′0″S, 169°14′0″E. Its population during the 1960s and 1970s was close to 300, with most of its economy based on sheep farming. The settlement was abandoned in 1980 after flooding].

Bought back by Bush Aviation 1.57 for breaking up as spares. C of A lapsed in 1959. Stored until the Company was sold to Hewett Aviation in 1959. Re-registered 15.3.60 to Bush Aviation Ltd, Gore. The remains of ZK-BLN were then registered in the name of Bush Aviation Ltd on 4.7.60 to keep things legal. Registration ZK-BLN cancelled 4.7.60 as "Withdrawn From Use". Given to J L Crombie in lieu of outstanding hangar fees 8.60.

Rebuilt (with parts from ZK-AOO, ZK-BFL & ZK-BLM) in 1960-62 and registered as ZK-CCH 5.10.62 to J L Crombie, Gore. Registered 3.7.67 to Southern Districts Aero Club, Gore; named "Song of the South”.

Withdrawn From Use at Gore after last flight 20.6.71. Registration ZK-CCH cancelled 13.11.73 as Withdrawn From Use. Donated to Queenstown Motor Museum in 1972; on display 3.84. To Tom Pinckney, Mandeville in 1992 for rebuild by Croydon Aircraft Co, Gore. On display Queenstown Motor Museum (again) (by 2.94).

Still on rebuild for Tom Pinckney (in 1996). Re-registered 3.2.97 to Tom P Pinckney, Northburn Station, Cromwell. Re-registered 2.10.98 to Biplane Adventures Ltd, Wanaka. Sold 24.7.2001 and re-registered 19.10.2001 to Sots Ltd (probably Tom Pinckney t/a), Cromwell. Currently registered (2.2020)



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
1 April 2024 ZK-CCH Private 0 Cromwell Racecourse Airport sub

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
17-Jul-2009 16:09 angels one five Updated
04-Mar-2016 07:23 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Location]
02-Nov-2021 17:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
31-Jan-2022 00:26 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location]

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