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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65476
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:30-DEC-1940
Time:07:50 L/T
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:3 SFTS RNZAF
Registration: R6226 (RAF)
MSN: 2690
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Ashhurst, Manawatu -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Ohakea
Destination airport:RNZAF Ohakea
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mark II. Built by de Havilland Ltd, Hatfield, England with the RAF Serial R6226. Struck off RAF charge 26 July 1940. Arrived in New Zealand on board "OPAWA" in September 1940. Brought On Charge in September 1940. Never allocated NZ serial as it crashed before this could be done. Issued to No.3 Service Flying Training School, Ohakea.

Written off (destroyed) 30 December 1940: While on a training flight from Ohakea it crashed into a 2-storey farmhouse near Ashhurst, Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand's North Island, when making a steep turn at low level in poor visibility. Both crew - Pilot-Officer Rex Brooke-Taylor and Leading Aircraftman Thomas Alexander - were killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980, page 38)
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/nz-serials/nzoxford.htm
3. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1940/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-new-zealand-2-killed-2/]
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
5. Photo of accident: http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/1260/celebrating-rnzaf-airspeed-oxford


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 01:28 angels one five Added
11-Jun-2009 01:29 angels one five Updated
17-Sep-2009 11:42 angels one five Updated
29-Jun-2010 20:05 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 11:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 00:09 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jun-2013 00:13 angels one five Updated [Operator]
24-Jul-2014 04:45 angels one five Updated [Registration, Narrative]
09-Aug-2017 18:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
18-Jun-2019 17:11 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Jun-2019 18:01 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
08-Aug-2020 03:27 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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