Sunday 27 April 2008

Thorp S-18 ZK-WMT

Sad to report that this aircraft crashed at Whenuapai on Saturday with the loss of both occupants, the owner Wayne Matthews and Brent Baldwin.

Registered on 16-03-2004 as ZK-WMY (Wayne Matthews Thorp) it was first flown at Matamata by Tony Schischka.

Back on 18-10-2005 this aircraft was flown from Invercargill to Hobart and returned into Auckland via Lord Howe Island on 04-11-2005.

Covering more recent activities :-There is an interesting article on this aircraft and the owner/builder Wayne Matthews in the latest (Autumn 2008) issue of Sport Flying.

This photo shows the aircraft "Rosie 3" at Ashburton in February of 2007.

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