Saturday 10 October 2009

Morane Saulnier MS880B Rallye ZK-CBU cancelled

Morane Saulnier MS880B Rally ZK-CBU , c/n 5199 , was one of a batch imported by the agents Seabrook Fowlds of Auckland.
Assembled by TEAL and registered on 03-08-1962 and then delivered to the Tauranga Aero Club and registered to them on 24-10-62.
Top pic shows it at Wellington in August of 1963; and the above shot was at Palmerston North on 1st May 1966.
It was listed to Aerocraft (NZ) Ltd at PN on May 26th, and then to the Palmerston North Flying School on 18-08-1969.
Later in 1969 it was working with the Hokitika Aero Club when it had an engine failure (30-01-79) and was damaged.
By 08-04-70 it was listed with M Cornick of Marton and then the Marton Flying Group from 03-08-1973.
In late 1975 it went to a syndicate of F N Alexander, T Vosper, & M Cornick at Marton.
Evelyn Strugnell features as the owner from 17-10-83, still at PN. I believe some restoration work was then caried out before a change to C I Thompson at New Plymouth took place from 15-08-1991.
A return to PN saw it with Denis Moore from 27-04-95 and the final owner was Masterfix Ltd from 11-08-05.
On approach to Pahiatua on 09-11-2008 it struck trees and has been cancelled as from 07-09-09.

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