I am sorry to have to report that the Yak 52TW ZK-YTW (c/n 0312502) was destroyed in a fatal accident at Timona Park on the eastern outskirts of Feilding yesterday (23-01-2012) with the loss of its well respected owner and friend.
This aircraft was built by Aerostar in 2003, serving on the US register as N190TH from October 2003. It then became N52JC and finally N222XS in July of 2007.
It was imported into NZ and became ZK-YTW on 13-10-2008.
It was listed to the Chipleigh Trust of Palmerston North on 12-11-2010.