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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238495
Last updated: 10 October 2021
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Date:04-FEB-1924
Time:
Type:Unknown glider
Owner/operator:New Zealand Permanent Air Force
Registration: Unreg
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Unknown
Location:Wigram Aerodrome -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Nature:
Departure airport:Wigram
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

1. Evening Post, 6 February 1924.
2. Otago Daily Times, 6 February 1924.
3. www.my.christchurchlibraries.com/Wigram-airbase-timeline/
4. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wigram_Aerodrome


Revision history:

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22-Jul-2020 19:38 Ron Averes Added

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