ZK-AJQ  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth             (c/n   DHA502)


                                     This aircraft was operated by the little known West Coast United  (sounds like a soccer
                                     team) Aero Club at Greymouth.   ZK-AJQ was an Australian (Bankstown) built Tiger
                                     which served with the RNZAF as NZ1416. It was involved in the last fatal RNZAF Tiger
                                     Moth accident when the aircraft hit and killed the flarepath controller during a night landing
                                     at Ashburton on 18 July 1944.   After its Aero Club days it was sold to Aerial Fertilising Co
                                     Ltd in 1951.  It then passed to Aviation Services Ltd of Hamilton in 1957 and was converted
                                     to a sprayer.   It stalled just prior to landing in turbulent conditions at Waharoa on 21 May 1960
                                     whilst on a ferry flight to storage for the winter and was written off.  Last heard of it was reputed
                                     to be in store at Pongakawa.