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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65615
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:08-AUG-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:3 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4570
MSN: 6138
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malekula Island -   Vanuatu
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Vila
Destination airport:Vila
Narrative:
NZ4570 failed to return on a flight from Vila.
It was found 6 weeks later on a hill on Malekula Island.
It was believed to have flown into the ground in poor visibility, and exploded on impact.
Flight Lieutenant Francis Rolston, Pilot Officer Norman Underwood, Flying Officer Alexander McInnes, and Leading Aircraftman Peter Crees.
R.I.P.

Sources:

NZ Archives
NZ Serials


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2009 01:48 angels one five Added
01-Oct-2009 17:13 angels one five Updated
03-Jun-2013 21:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Jun-2014 07:46 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Jun-2014 07:48 angels one five Updated [Source]
13-Sep-2020 21:52 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
29-Nov-2021 01:14 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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