ZK-ATV  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n  82893)


                                              Hatfield built.  Shipped to New Zealand in 1940 becoming NZ897.  Entered into long term
                                              storage in 1946.  Allocated in 1949 to Tauranga Aero Club in 1949.   It was sold off almost
                                              immediately to to  R. Graham of Mount Maunganui.  It is seen here circa 1950 in the employ
                                              of Airspread Ltd having been converted to a topdresser.  ZK-ATV crashed at Motea on
                                              5 October 1954 after engine failure on take off.   The aircraft rolled down a steep slope, across
                                              a gully and into a hill, but the pilot managed to jump clear.   It was declared a write-off.