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Registration: Unreg
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Wigram AFB, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wigram
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Tow rope failed to release during takeoff, glider was some 2 metres above ground before it crashed. Pilot Captain Malcom (Mac) McGregor suffered a broken jaw.

Press reports of the time have the location as Sockburn Aerodrome, it was renamed Wigram in May 1923 after the NZ Government took over control of Canterbury Aviation Co. The glider may have been a Handasyde type, purchased the previous year.


1. Evening Post, 6 February 1924.
2. Otago Daily Times, 6 February 1924.

Revision history:

22-Jul-2020 19:38 Ron Averes Added
16-Jan-2022 04:26 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
25-Jan-2022 21:43 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
25-Jan-2022 21:50 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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