No. 2442. Nieuport 24bis (ZK-JOZ c/n 001)
Photographed at Classic Fighters Marlborough Airshow, Omaka Aerodrome, Blenheim, New Zealand, April 2003, by Claude Malet

Nieuport 24bis

05/15/2013. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This replica was built in the USA by Roberto P. Garcia to Walt Redfern plans and fitted with an 145 hp Warner Scarab seven-cylinder air-cooled radial engine. Registered N1895A, it was completed in 1996.

Subsequently it went to New Zealand where it was registered as ZK-JOZ. It is pictured in the markings of one of the aircraft flown by Lieutenant Charles E.J.M. Nungesser, one of France's leading aerial aces.

The aircraft returned to the USA where it was registered to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Airshows at Rhinebeck, New York, as N5246 on November 30, 2007. The aircraft was lost on August 17 the following year, in the Old Rhinebeck's first fatal accident in its 42 years of air shows.

While performing a simulated dog-fight, the pilot, Vincent Nasta of Wading River, New York, lost control and could not recover from the ensuing spin. The aircraft crashed in a wooded area about 1,000 ft (300 m) from the runway, and was consumed by the ensuing fire."

Created April 24, 2003