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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48748
Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Time:22:45 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk I
Owner/operator:2 SFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ271
MSN: 493
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Woodbourne AFB, Blenheim, Marlborough -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Woodbourne AFB, Blenheim, Marlborough
Destination airport:Woodbourne AFB, Blenheim, Marlborough
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mk I. Built by Airspeed Ltd, Portsmouth, England with RAF Serial P2004. Brought On Charge with Unit No.1, RNZAF Hobsonville on 4 May 1940 and assembled at No.1 Aircraft Depot. Allocated RNZAF Serial NZ271. Issued to No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne.

Writtten off (destroyed) when crashed at Woodbourne at 22:45 hours on 7 August 1940. The aircraft failed to gain altitude, crashing into the ground after stalling in a steep turn. Pilot - LAC Thomas Denbee - the sole person on board, was killed.



Revision history:

11-Dec-2008 23:38 angels one five Added
07-Aug-2009 03:10 Laurent Rizzotti Updated
17-Jan-2012 06:00 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 00:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
24-Jul-2014 04:38 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 21:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
26-Sep-2019 06:07 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
08-Aug-2020 03:26 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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