Incident Miles M.2P Hawk Major ZK-AFL,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204163
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Date:Saturday 25 March 1939
Type:Miles M.2P Hawk Major
Owner/operator:Marlborough Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AFL
MSN: 220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Port Waikato, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Built as Miles M.2P Hawk Major: Dual control version powered by a de Havilland Gipsy Major engine. G-ADLO was one three built. First registered (C of R 6508) on 15.7.35 as G-ADLO to Airwork Ltd., Heston Aerodrome, Heston, Middlesex, and used at the Airwork Flying School. C of A 5943 issued July 1935.

UK registration G-ADLO cancelled 2.5.37 as sold abroad; to New Zealand. Presumably sent by sea as cargo, as arrived at Wellington on 23.6.37. Assembled at Rongotai for the Marlborough Aero Club to whom it was delivered on 5.7.37. To the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFL on 12.7.37

Impressed into the RNZAF for a cost of £300 on 5.10.39 as NZ588. Upon impressment into military service, discovered to have been in damaged condition, as a result of an earlier forced landing on a beach at Port Waikato. Was probably not repaired. Struck off charge by/on 30.6.40 and reduced to produce at Rongotai

NOTE: The accident above that involved this aircraft took place when it was still a civil aircraft as ZK-AFL, on 25th March 1939.



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
29 June 1939 ZK-AFL Marlborough Aero Club 0 near Port Waikato, Waikato sub

Revision history:

11-Jan-2018 11:18 Dr. John Smith Added
15-Sep-2020 20:02 Ron Averes Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Sep-2020 20:03 Ron Averes Updated [Nature]
22-Jan-2022 02:41 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
12-Feb-2022 11:03 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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