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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65624
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:05-OCT-1944
Time:10:00
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: NZ4561
MSN: 6005
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Olevuga Island, Florida Group -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in the sea.
NZ4561 suffered an engine failure during an anti-submarine exercise.
The aircraft was unable to maintain height and the crew prepared for ditching.
As they did so the Ventura stalled and crashed.

Pilot Officers George Parker and Thomas Vautier, Flight Sergeant Leo Comesky, and Sergeants Barry Rosenberg, and Leslie Smith.
R.I.P.

Sources:

NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2009 02:32 angels one five Added
04-Oct-2009 23:39 angels one five Updated
30-Oct-2011 00:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 06:53 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
17-Mar-2014 01:33 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Narrative]
07-Jan-2016 22:32 Angel dick one five Updated [Time, Operator]
12-Jan-2018 07:03 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]

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