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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64223
 
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Date:27-OCT-1951
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1 Autocrat
Owner/operator:Wellington Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AQL
MSN: 2245
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tararua Range, near Featherston -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Rongotai Airport, New Zealand
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in the Tararua Range, northwest of Featherston, New Zealand 27/10/51. Pilot Bruce Aitken was not injured. Aircraft reduced to scrap at Rongotai. Registration cancelled March 1957.

Sources:

http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac2/NZNZ/ZK-AQL.html]
http://www.auster.ukf.net/p22.htm
http://austerhg.org/prod_list/pages.php?page=2140
Ross Kerr (2006) A Chronology of the Tararua & Rimutaka Ranges


Images:

Photo of ZK-AQL courtesy AirHistory.net


Auckland - International (NZAA / AKL)
16 September 1947; (c) AirHistory.net Photo Archive

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
22-Jun-2009 16:34 angels one five Updated
10-Jun-2012 16:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-May-2018 20:21 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]

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