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Rare De-Havilland DH Dove Crashes In New Zealand  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12145 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4508 times:
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A rare De-Havilland DH-104 Dove crash landed at the Ohakea Air Force base near Palmerston North this morning while flying to WLG with 10 passengers on board. A news reporter at a media release asked the pilot, what can he tell his mates? The pilots reply while laughing was "I crashed a plane, have you?"

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3561076a10,00.html

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[Edited 2006-02-03 06:21:12]

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User currently offlineRampkontroler From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 859 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

Glad everyone made it out okay. I hope they can get the Devon back in the air...not too many of those left! I love the Dove / Devon...many early memories with them.  Smile

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4372 times:

Sad day for the Dove, but glad to see the pilot has a sense of humour! Big grin

Ramp, yes, I hope they get it back in the air too. They are a great example of what Britain used to be able to build.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Are these rare now? My mother recalls flying them fairly often when she lived in Iran during the late 1960s and early 1970s...


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12145 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4203 times:
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Rampkontroler and Skidmarks

Don't worry the pilot has said he will get his plane fixed

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 3):

Yes they are now rare. There are now only 4 still flying in New Zealand (well make that 3 intill this one is flying again)


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

It's good to know everyone was OK!

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5434 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4147 times:

When I was teenager a commuter airline used to shuttle Doves between the downtown airports in Detroit and Cleveland. They had comparatively huge windows and, especially at the speed they flew, provided a great view of the cities and the US and Canadian islands in Lake Erie on the half-hour flight.

Sorry to hear of another one gone.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12145 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4116 times:
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Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 6):
Sorry to hear of another one gone.

This one isnt gone as it will be repaired


User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1799 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Quoting 777ER (Thread starter):
flying to WLG with 10 passengers on board

That must have been overloading it. IIRC the Dove seats 6 passengers + 2 pilots



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12145 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4086 times:
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Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 8):
Quoting 777ER (Thread starter):
flying to WLG with 10 passengers on board

That must have been overloading it. IIRC the Dove seats 6 passengers + 2 pilots

I included the pilots in that count. There was actually 9 people on board (including the pilot)


User currently offlineUkair From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Just saw this in the Feb issue of TNT. Includes a photo of it covered in foam with broken nose, undercarriage and also the cockpit roof seems to be smashed. Paul Jones the pilot says he had no idea he was about to crash land as he hit the runway. The landing gear was down and there was nothing technically wrong. "It was just a precautionary landing and it did'nt work out for the best."
Sounds like something out of a biggles novel!


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