Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 9, 2009 19:02:59 GMT 12
Ray Deerness has emailed me asking if I can pass this onto readers here to help solve a mystery. This is an email that Ray received and forwarded on:
During a visit to New Zealand in Feb 2002, in a hangar at Tauranga, we saw a British-registered Hornet RS-ZA weightshift microlight G-MWBH c/n HRWB0071/ZA120.
We were told by the hangar staff that it had been shipped to NZ for a holiday tour, in company with a second British weightshift, identity unknown, and that this second machine had crashed at Ninety Mile Beach. Following this incident, the tourists had left 'BH parked and were continuing by road. I have not seen any report of this accident. Can anyone confirm this story, and in particular, identify the aircraft involved?
Two months after we saw it, on 15/4/02 G-MWBH was cancelled from the UK register as sold in NZ, but I cannot find any trace of it appearing on the ZK- register. Can anyone tell me what actually became of it?