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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26495
Last updated: 11 September 2021
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Type:Simmonds Spartan
Owner/operator:New Zealand Airways, Timaru
Registration: ZK-AAY
MSN: 4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury
Destination airport:
Simmonds Spartan C of A 1849 issued 11.2.29 to Simmonds Aircraft Ltd. Registered VH-ULI [C of R 310] 8.8.29 to Robert Bryce & Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne. Registration cancelled 17.9.29.

Re-registered ZK-AAY 19.10.29 to Hawkes Bay Aero Club. Converted to 3-seater in 1930. Re-registered [C of R 60] [in 1934] to New Zealand Airways Ltd, Timaru.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12.2.37 when crashed on take off at Staveley, near Mount Somers, South Canterbury,
on a flight intended to take aerial photos. The plane broke in two and caught fire. One of the occupants received a minor injury to one hand, the other person was unscathed.



Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
03-Jun-2009 18:52 angels one five Updated
01-Jan-2012 01:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2015 17:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Mar-2021 09:54 Sergey L. Updated [Source]

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