Accident Miles M.2Y Hawk Trainer ZK-AEQ,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 64598
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Date:Wednesday 2 June 1937
Time:c. 10:00
Type:Miles M.2Y Hawk Trainer
Owner/operator:Wellington Aero Club
Registration: ZK-AEQ
MSN: 302
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Stratford, Taranaki -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Wellington
Destination airport:Auckland
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft was on a private flight to Auckland with an intermediate stop planned at New Plymouth.

Bad weather was encountered, and about 4 miles west of Stratford the pilot attempted to reverse course.
Buffeted by a strong northerly wind and flying low in poor visibility, the plane touched a small hillock damaging the undercarriage. It flew on, out of control, for another 300 yards or so before crashing in a gully and breaking up.

There was no fire.
The pilot Mr C.H. Dunford was removed from from the cockpit by witnesses. He had suffered a badly broken ankle and bruises to his face and head.

The passenger, a prominent Wellington merchant, had been killed instantly in the crash.
Mr Philip Joseph Nathan R.I.P.


Revision history:

22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
03-Jun-2009 21:46 angels one five Updated
25-Jun-2009 02:20 XLerate Updated
01-Jan-2012 01:42 angels one five Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jan-2012 01:54 angels one five Updated [Location]
07-Jun-2013 23:38 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
23-May-2014 20:59 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
22-Jan-2022 02:39 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]
05-Feb-2022 04:50 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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