ZK-ALX  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                (c/n  DHNZ70)


                                        ZK-ALX was a Rongotai built Tiger in 1941 (ex NZ820).  It was sold to the Wellington Aero
                                        Club in 1947.    It was converted to an aerial topdresser when sold to Aerial Work Marlborough
                                        Ltd in 1950.  It was withdrawn from use when owned by the Wigram Gliding Club in 1965 ostensibly
                                        to be used for spares, and was stored in the club's hangar at Wigram for some years before being
                                        removed.  It was resurrected in 1981 and had severeal different owners until it crashed at Foxpine
                                        Aerodrome after diving into the ground on 5 January 1986.  The pilot and passenger were seriously
                                        injured and ZK-ALX was badly damaged.    Resurrected again in 1993, it appeared that this old bird
                                        just wouldn't die. It crashed one more time into an orchard near Tauranga on 11 November 1994
                                        seriously injuring the pilot.  It is currently believed to be stored at Omaka awaiting it's eighth major