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Last updated: 4 July 2020
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Date:04-JUL-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:Fiji CF RNZAF
Registration: NZ518
C/n / msn: 1926
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nausori -   Fiji
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nausori, Fiji
Destination airport:
Narrative:
c/no. 1926 DH.60G: airframe stored until December 1938. DH.60G [Gipsy I] built up (as c/n 1926) by De Havilland apprentices after production of the model had terminated. Sold to David Crozier Ltd, New Zealand with C of A 6642 issued 7.6.39.

Registered as ZK-AGV 14.8.39 to Canterbury Aero Club, Christchurch. Impressed into Military Service with the Royal New Zealand Air Force as NZ518 on 13.10.39, and delivered to 2 EFTS. Shipped to "Unit 20", Nausori, Fiji, 30.11.41. ("Unit 20" was a detachment of 4 Squadron, RNZAF). To Fiji Communications Flight 10.2.42 (and operated by 4 and 5 Squadrons).

Scrapped due to deterioration of the structure caused by the humid climate. It maintained an accident free record during it's time with the RNZAF. Written off books at Nausori and struck off charge on 4 July 1943 as "reduced to produce".

NOTE: As stated above the aircraft was written off 4.7.43 due to being in poor condition (beyond economic repair), rather than due to a flying accident

Sources:

1. http://www.ab-ix.co.uk/dh60.pdf
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/nz-serials/nzdh60.htm
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_ZK-.html
NZ Serials


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2009 18:49 angels one five Added
09-Dec-2011 13:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 05:01 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Sep-2013 02:59 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
16-Aug-2017 22:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2018 07:08 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Source]
15-Nov-2018 10:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Nov-2019 22:40 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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