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Type:Silhouette image of generic ERCO model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Erco 415CD Ercoupe
Owner/operator:Auckland Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AQX
MSN: 4780
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mangere Aerodrome, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mangere
Destination airport:Mangere
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Stalled and crashed on landing.
Pilot Frederick Ferris.

Considered " beyond economical repair " the wreck languished for some time in the back of a hangar before being bought by a TEAL engineer, Mr Geoffrey Wells, and rebuilt.
ZK-AQX is current today and is owned by the family of Harry Newton, a former RNZAF pilot who purchased the plane in Brussels from the Belgian agent and flew it home to NZ in September/October, 1947.

ZK-AQX is formerly NC94669 and OO-EXC.


NZ Register.
" Head in the Clouds " by G.N. Wells, pub. Hodder and Staughton, 1973.


Photo of ZK-AQX courtesy

Auckland - International (NZAA / AKL)
10 February 1949; (c) Photo Archive

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
24-May-2009 16:48 angels one five Updated
23-Jul-2015 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Jul-2015 20:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Narrative]
26-Jan-2016 20:32 Anon. Updated [Total fatalities, Destination airport]
24-May-2016 09:59 angels one five Updated [Date, Location, Narrative]
24-May-2016 11:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
24-May-2016 22:19 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
24-May-2016 22:20 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
04-Feb-2022 07:21 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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