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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65239
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Time:14:55 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:2 SFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ1276
MSN: 2681
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cloudy Bay, Cook Strait, near the mouth of the Awatere River -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNZAF Woodbourne
Destination airport:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mark II. Built by de Havilland Ltd, Hatfield, England with RAF Serial R6217. Struck off RAF charge 24 May 1940. Brought On Charge with Unit No.1, RNZAF Hobsonville on 2 July 1940. Test flown at No.2 SFTS, Woodbourne on 09 August 1940 still as R6217. RNZAF Serial NZ1276 applied later.

Written off 15 May 1941 when Oxfords NZ1246 (c/n 2674) and NZ1276 (c/n 2681) collided in the air over Cloudy Bay during formation flying practice.

Leading Aircraftman J. Fox was injured when he made an emergency landing on the beach in NZ1246.

LAC Alex Haigh was killed when NZ1276 dived into Cook Strait near the mouth of the Awatere River.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 page 38)

Revision history:

28-May-2009 03:42 angels one five Added
17-Sep-2009 13:09 angels one five Updated
05-Oct-2010 20:43 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Damage]
20-Dec-2012 11:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Dec-2012 13:52 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
26-Sep-2013 02:43 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
15-Aug-2014 09:41 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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