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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64410
 
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Date:17-NOV-1950
Time:c. mid
Type:Silhouette image of generic J1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Auster J/1B Aiglet
Owner/operator:Middle Districts Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AUG
MSN: 2635
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Spencer Mountains, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Blenheim
Destination airport:Hokitika
Narrative:
Ex-G-AJUX: to New Zealand as ZK-AUG 3/2/50. Written off ( damaged beyond repair ) when crashed into Faerie Queen (40 feet below summit), Spenser Mountains, near Lewis Pass on 17/11/1950 [Pilot Paul B. Legg]. Charter passengers were Messrs W. Tatham and B.T. McDavitt, on their way to a funeral in Hokitika. All three aboard were uninjured and were able to tramp out into the Upper Waiau Valley where they were picked up safe and well. Registration ZK-AUG cancelled 31/3/1952

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AJUX.pdf
http://www.flydw.org.uk/DWZKARZ.htm
http://archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=7333
Report in Nelson Evening Mail, 17 November 1950.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
22-Jun-2009 16:22 angels one five Updated
25-Jun-2009 02:24 XLerate Updated
22-Dec-2012 14:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
12-Feb-2015 09:26 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
21-Jun-2017 05:25 airtramp Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Jan-2022 02:04 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
08-Feb-2022 10:19 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
08-Feb-2022 10:25 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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