Accident De Havilland DH-60M Moth ZK-ACH, 29 Jan 1933
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174248
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Time:4:20 pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
De Havilland DH-60M Moth
Owner/operator:Western Federated Flying Club
Registration: ZK-ACH
MSN: 1563
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Opunake, Taranaki -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dunlop Field, Hawera
Destination airport:Dunlop Field, Hawera
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
DH.60M [Gipsy I] to Dominion of New Zealand with CofA 2730 issued 10.9.30. Arrived in NZ 7.11.30 and regd ZK-ACH 12.30 [or 11.7.31] to Western Federated Flying Club, New Plymouth [Govt Loan aircraft]

Substantially damaged in a stall/spin accident 29.1.33, at Pihama, near Opunake, Taranaki. The Moth was seen circling a house at an estimated altitude of 200 feet when it stalled and dived into the ground. The pilot, Brian Ford Davies, escaped with mild injuries and concussion, but his passenger Richard Guy Putt (18) sustained a severe head injury in the impact and was killed.

ZK-ACH was repaired and reflown for the first time since the accident on 22.6.34. Crashed in the Kaimanawa Ranges near Turangi on 8.1.37, en route Wanganui to Taihape. Salvaged but not rebuilt. Registration ZK-ACH cancelled 1938. Wreckage recovered from crash site, then stored, and most recently reported in 2005 as owned by K.C. Trillo, near Auckland



Revision history:

03-Mar-2015 23:21 angels one five Added
26-Aug-2017 16:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2018 06:30 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
31-Jan-2020 19:39 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
23-Jan-2022 04:04 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Feb-2022 04:49 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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