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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65715
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:10-OCT-1944
Time:
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: NZ4575
MSN: 6139
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Southern Guadalcanal -   Solomon Islands
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
NZ 4575 was on a flight from Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides ( today Vanuatu ) to Henderson Field Guadalcanal, when it crashed in bad weather on a jungle-covered hillside in southern Guadalcanal.
Flying Officer Selwyn Houghton, Warrant Officers Joseph Crisp, Geoffrey Robins and Albert Douglas and Flight Sergeant Francis Larnach R.I.P.

Sources:

NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2009 02:34 angels one five Added
04-Oct-2009 23:53 angels one five Updated
21-Jan-2012 06:54 Nepa Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2013 13:01 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
13-Sep-2020 21:54 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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