Tiger Moth Down In New Zealand | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 07.20.15

Airborne 07.21.15

Airborne 07.22.15

Airborne 07.23.15

Airborne 07.24.15

EAA/ANN AirVenture Innovation Preview

AIP-#1 Vimeo

AIP-#2 Vimeo

AIP-Part 1 YouTube

AIP-Part 2 YouTube

Mon, Oct 20, 2003

Tiger Moth Down In New Zealand

Newly Married Couple Killed In Firey Incident

New Zealand has suffered another aviation setback and this time, it's cost the country an aviation pioneer. Young Eagles pilot Nola Mary Pickard and her husband, Michael Stanley Pickard, were killed Saturday when their vintage Tiger Moth crashed in flames, just after launching from Taumarunui airstrip.

Nola was an enthusiastic promoter of the vintage planes and devoted her time to encouraging young people to share her love of flying. She was an EAA Young Eagles coordinator for the New Zealand flying club. Nola was also a member of the Tiger Moth Club.

That organization recently suffered another loss when it lost Barry Crowley in the crash of an AirFreight New Zealand Convair 580 in heavy weather near Wellington. "It has not been a good couple of weeks for us. "The aviation community is very close-knit. We mostly know one another."

There was no immediate explanation for the incident. It happened just as the Pickards were getting ready for a spot-landing competition. Some 60 people watched as their Tiger Moth (file photo of type, below) stalled in a turn, then spun into the ground. As the horrified crowd looked on, the Pickard's aircraft was engulfed in flames.

It was the first fatal accident in the Tiger Moth Club's 34-year history. Sunday, friends stopped by the crash site to lay wreaths and flowers in the meadow where the Pickard's went down. New Zealand civil aviation officials were at the crash site on Sunday, trying to determine a cause. That, said one investigator, could be months in coming. "We've just gone through the controls this morning, and made sure everything's as it should be," Tom McCready told Television New Zealand. "We have found nothing untoward."

FMI: www.caa.govt.nz

Advertisement

More News

Airborne At OSH15 Day 5 Redux: Inhofe's Mission, NextGen GA Fund, New Kitfox

Also: Cicare 8, Switchblade Update, Beringer Alaskan Bush Gear, Jack Pelton Interview - Final E-I-C Note: Regularly Daily Airborne Unlimited Programming will resume this Monday now>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.02.15)

"This is a prime example of where the synergies from the Orbital ATK merger are providing real benefits to our customers, by being able to deploy one launch team that possesses exp>[...]

Transaero Airlines Receives Its First A321

Airliner On Lease From ICBC Leasing Of China Transaero Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321 as a result of a long-term leasing agreement between the airline and ICB>[...]

October Conference Will Focus On Rotorcraft Certification Standards

Safety, ADS-B, HTAWS, Flight Data Monitoring All On The Agenda The first Rotorcraft Certification Summit is being planned for October 27th in Dallas, with organizers are expecting >[...]

Raytheon, Partners Develop Low-Cost, High-Tech Airframe For USAF Decoy

Airborne Deployed Decoys Can Drive The Bad Guys Crazy And Protect The Good Guys If you’re on the attack in any aircraft that is less than 100 percent stealth, avoiding being >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC