AA-5 ZK-DLB to the knackers yard.

Anonymous said...
DLB fate sealed,spotted today at a scrap yard on De Havilland Drive Bell Block was grumman ZK-DLB complete but with wings removecd placed on ground beside it seems it was REMOVED from NP airport where she has sat for the last 14 or so years.
8 July 2011 9:03 PM
As above Anonymous from New Plymouth has advised us that the Grumman American AA-5 Traveller ZK-DLB (c/n AA5-0439) is now located in a scrap yard in De Havilland Drive, Bell Block, with wings removed.
This was imported into NZ by the agents NZ Aerospace Industries of Hamilton and registered on 14-11-1973. It was briefly hired to the Eagle Flying Academy before being delivered to the Wellington Aero Club on 18-06-1974. the top pic shows it at Wellington on 18-03-1975. Ownership changed to P J Burgess of Whitby on 13-06-1990 and then to James Guthrie of New Plymouth on 11-09-1997. It had been sitting idle now for some years around near Jim's hangar. Lower view was taken on 21-02-2009. It is still currently listed on the CAA register.
We ran an earlier blog on this one at :-

Thanks Anonymous for the tip off.


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