ZK-AKH  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                 (c/n   DHNZ57)


                                           Taken outside the D.H. Rongotai plant in 1946 following its conversion to a civil aircraft.
                                           It was then sold to the Otago Aero Club. After a series of private owners it was placed in
                                           storage from 1965 until 1971.  It was restored to airworthiness condition but unfortunately
                                           crashed and was destroyed by fire at Waimate Aerodrome 0n 31 March 1975, killing the
                                           pilot. The aircraft was evidently part of a formation flight giving a display when, for no apparent
                                           reason, it dropped astern and lost altitude, before entering a steep dive and crashing onto the
                                           airport. The pilot was killed in the crash and the accident investigation pointed to some sort
                                           of temporary physical incapacitation.