Incident Miles M.2P Hawk Major ZK-AFL,
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Date:Thursday 29 June 1939
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Miles M.2P Hawk Major
Owner/operator:Marlborough Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AFL
MSN: 220
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Port Waikato, Waikato -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:New Plymouth
Destination airport:Hobsonville, Auckland
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Registered as G-ADLO on 23 July 1935 to Airwork Ltd, Heston, England and used at the Airwork Flying School. Arrived at Wellington on 23 June 1937. Assembled at Rongotai for the Marlborough Aero Club to whom it was delivered on 05 July of that year. Entered the New Zealand Civil Aircraft Register as ZK-AFL.

Substantially daamaged 29 June 1939: Flying instructor Walter Britton and aero club member H. Hewitson were travelling to Hobsonville in order to pick up a new Tiger Moth bought by the Marlborough Aero Club. Mr Britton would fly the Tiger Moth back to Blenheim, and Mr Hewitson the Miles monoplane.

In the vicinity of Port Waikato, and at a height of 1,500 feet, the engine of the Miles Hawk failed and a smooth area of beach was selected for a forced landing. The plane veered into a sand dune during the landing roll and one wing was damaged and the propeller broken. The occupants were unhurt.

The aircraft was recovered from the accident site and impressed into RNZAF service in an 'as is' condition for a cost of 300 pounds on 05 October 1939 as NZ588. Was in damaged condition as a result of a forced landing on a beach at Port Waikato when impressed. Was probably not repaired. Reduced to produce at Rongotai and Struck Off Charge in June 1940.



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Other occurrences involving this aircraft
25 March 1939 ZK-AFL Marlborough Aero Club 0 Port Waikato, Waikato w/o

Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
29-Jun-2009 00:42 angels one five Updated
26-Jan-2014 22:51 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Jan-2014 22:53 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
31-Dec-2016 10:38 flyernzl Updated [Narrative]
30-Oct-2017 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2020 16:01 MatthewC Updated [Aircraft type]
20-Feb-2022 03:32 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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