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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65605
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:9 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4530
MSN: 5641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:150 miles NE of Bougainville -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
NZ4530 suffered engine failure while returning from patrol.
It crashed when ditching in the sea and all on board died.
Flying Officer Reginald Mather, Pilot Officer Jack Battye, Warrant Officer Ivan Lorenzen, Sergeant Henry Moser, and Flight Sergeant William Neave R.I.P.


NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.

Revision history:

12-Jun-2009 01:20 angels one five Added
05-Oct-2009 15:12 angels one five Updated
30-Dec-2011 03:56 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 13:51 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
10-Sep-2013 09:03 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
07-Sep-2014 20:42 angels one five Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 22:34 Angel dick one five Updated [Time, Operator]
12-Jan-2018 07:03 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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