ZK-ALC  de Havilland D.H.89B Dragon Rapide           (c/n   6664)


                                       ZK-ALC was another ex-RAF/RNZAF Dominie, being ex HG665 and  NZ529 
                                       respectively.  It was sold to Union Airways and thence to NZNAC and was named
                                       'Tiora'.  It is seen here at Auckland in 1949.  On 14 January 1950, the aircraft, under
                                       the command of Captain W.T. Rainbow was about to take off on from Rotorua on a
                                       scheduled service to Auckland when a sheet of flame from the port engine ignited the
                                       dry grass beneath the aircraft.   ZK-ALC was destroyed but the pilot and 4 passengers
                                       escaped without injury but lost their baggage.