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Last updated: 20 October 2021
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Time:c. 4:51pm
Type:Silhouette image of generic PA38 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk
Owner/operator:Waitemata Aero Club
Registration: ZK-WAC
MSN: 38-78A0723
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Missing near Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:NZAR
Destination airport:NZAR
The Tomahawk took off from Ardmore aerodrome late in the afternoon for an hour's flying in the local training area to the southeast. It never returned, and no trace of WAC or its 20 year-old pilot Paul Clarke has ever been found.


1. NZ Serials.
3. King, John (1995). Aviation Accidents and Disasters. New Zealand Tragedies. Wellington: Grantham House. pp. 124-125. ISBN 1 86934 042 6.
4. Aircraft Accident Report No. 82-003

Revision history:

20-Feb-2009 04:06 angels one five Added
22-May-2009 02:33 XLerate Updated
24-May-2009 22:55 XLerate Updated
09-Jul-2010 08:52 angels one five Updated [Location, Source]
24-Sep-2018 10:25 findlostaircraft Updated [Cn]
16-Aug-2019 20:54 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Aug-2020 04:25 Ron Averes Updated [Damage]
08-Oct-2021 22:40 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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