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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65572
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:07-DEC-1943
Time:05:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4508
MSN: 5323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Domo Cove, Guadalcanal -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Guadalcanal
Destination airport:
Narrative:
NZ5408 stalled while turning back to Base in bad visibility and crashed into the sea, exploding.
Pilot Officer Charles Harney, Flying Officer Gifford Stansell, Warrant Officer James Burton, and Flight Sergeant Leslie Smith R.I.P.
Sergeant H.W. Ham survived injured, and was able to swim to the shore. Sgt Ham remained in the vicinity for more than 30 minutes, but saw no sign of other survivors.

Sources:

NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Jun-2009 20:17 angels one five Added
01-Oct-2009 14:03 angels one five Updated
01-Mar-2010 21:34 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2013 02:30 angels one five Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
12-Sep-2013 23:12 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
13-Sep-2020 21:50 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]

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