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Lyn Frances SPANHAKE

Female 1952 - 1954  (2 years)


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  • Name Lyn Frances SPANHAKE 
    Born 1952  Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1954  Taneatua , Bay of Plenty, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 May 1954  Paraparaumu, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Killed in plane crash 
    Person ID I2587  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 

    Father William Henry Rowland SPANHAKE,   b. 28 Apr 1916, Kaingaroa, North Auckland, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1980, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Daphne Catherine LEE,   b. Abt 1922, Christchurch, Canterbury, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1961, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married 1945  NZ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1952 - Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, NZ Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NZ Herald Monday May 24, 1954
      Children Die in Blazing Plane
      Airliner Crashes at Paraparaumu
      25 of 28 People on Board Escape from Wreck
      Three children were killed when the National Airways Corporation Dakota aircraft Piere crashed and burst into flames at Raumati Beach, near Paraparaumu, on Saturday morning.
      There were 26 passegers and a crew of 2 on board.
      Many of the passengers were rescued unhurt from the blazing wreckage. Others suffered burns, fractures and shock.
      The plane crashed a quarter of a mile from the runway at Paraparaumu. It was flying from Christchurch and was due to touch down at Paraparaumu at 9:15am.

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      Aviation Safety Network : http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540522-0
      Status: Final
      Date: 22 MAY 1954
      Time: 09:23
      Type:Douglas DC-3D (C-47B-25-DK)
      Operator:New Zealand National Airways 
      Registration: ZK-AQT 
      First flight: 1945
      Total airframe hrs: 12732
      Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 
      Passengers: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 26 
      Total: Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 28 
      Airplane damage: Written off
      Location: Paraparaumu Airport (PPQ) (New Zealand 
      Phase: Landing
      Nature: Domestic Scheduled Passenger
      Departure airport:Christchurch-Harewood Airport (CHC)
      Destination airport:Paraparaumu Airport
      New Zealand Flightnumber: 152
      Narrative:
      The was on final approach to Paraparaumu Airport's runway 03 when both engines quit simultaneously. The airplane dangerously lost speed and height. Attempts to relight the engines were successful. The DC-3 climbed and rolled to the right until the wings assumed a vertical position. The wing then contacted a house on Kokthutu Road, causing the outer 12 feet to be sheared off. The airplane continued between two houses, struck trees and powerlines before coming to rest. A fire broke out in the starboard wing area.

      PROBABLE CAUSE: "a) Either throughout the flight or a substantial portion of it both engines were drawing fuel from the starboard main tank. b) The selector valves or valve were moved after the engines out, and the valves, when found and checked later, indicated a final setting of each engine to its respective port and starboard main tank. c) The total fuel usage recorded for sixty hours of service by the engines of this aircraft prior to this flight establish that the fuel was used normally by each engine from each tank and that there was no malfunction of the selector equipment. d) The failure of the engines of this aircraft was due to the exhaustion of fuel in the starboard main tank, to which both engines had been selected. e) Having regard to the position and condition of the aircraft at the time of engine failure the subsequent accident to the aircraft was inevitable."
      Sources: ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 47-AN/42 (105-108)

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      Source                      Whakatane District Council Cemetery Records
      Record Type      B/R
      Year of Death      1954
      Surname                      SPANHAKE
      Given Names      Lyn Frances
      Age                      1
      Location                      Taneatua
          
          
          
          
          

  • Sources 
    1. [S23] Relative, Dale Spanhake email 9 April 2009.