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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65521
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:21-JUN-1941
Time:10:10 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mk II
Owner/operator:1 SFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ1296
MSN: 547
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Halswell -   New Zealand
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Wigram, Christchurch
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Airspeed AS-10 Oxford Mark II. Ex-RAF P8840: Built by Airspeed Ltd, Portsmouth, England. Brought On Charge with Unit No.1, RNZAF Hobsonville on 8 August 1940. Assigned RNZAF Serial NZ1296. To No.1 SFTS, RNZAF Wigram

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21 June 1941: Shortly after take off from Wigram AFB, at 10:10 hours local time, the aircraft banked left and crashed in a huge explosion near Halswell. The pilot, who was performing a solo training flight, was killed.

Pilot of Oxford NZ1296 (1 SFTS, RNZAF):
LAC Albert Maher.
R.I.P.

Cause: Left engine failed shortly after take off.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-wigram-afb-1-killed-2/]
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/nz-serials/nzoxford.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 15:47 angels one five Added
17-Sep-2009 13:19 angels one five Updated
25-Jan-2012 14:49 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Narrative]
01-May-2013 21:16 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
19-Sep-2013 22:42 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
08-Aug-2017 20:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Nov-2019 08:00 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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