ZK-APM  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                (c/n  3226)


                                          ZK-APM was a pre-war Tiger, built at Hatfield and registered to the London Aeroplane Club
                                          as G-ACWB.  In 1940 it was shipped the RNZAF and became NZ737.  This machine had a
                                          whole series of heavy landing accidents whilst in the hands of cadet pilots during WW II.  In
                                          1947 it was converted to civil standards by Airwork NZ Ltd. and sold to the NZ Insurance
                                          Company on behalf of the Marlborough Aero Club, in whose service it is seen above. It was
                                          sold in 1963 and had a couple more owners before diving into the sea off Te Araroa when
                                          the engine failed to respond after recovering from a spin on 26 January 1979.   Fortunately the
                                          pilot  escaped without major injury.   It was, to some extent, recovered from the sea, and was, in
                                          the late 90s, still in store at Featherston.