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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65725
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:4 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4623
MSN: 6338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off Piva, Bougainville -   Papua New Guinea
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Piva, Bougainville
Destination airport:Emirau
Crashed in the sea.
Wreckage was sighted about 15 miles from Piva, including two dinghys and a headset belonging to W/O Boughey were found.

Wing Commander Norman Lecher, Flight Lieutenants John Wright and Harald Thomson, Warrant Officer William Boughey, Flying Officer Barclay Harrington, Sergeant Lewis Mawson, and Sergeant Rex Mossman.


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Revision history:

15-Jun-2009 03:06 angels one five Added
13-Oct-2009 00:35 angels one five Updated
19-Jan-2012 13:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2012 18:46 karaka Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 07:50 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Jun-2013 19:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Sep-2013 00:47 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
14-Nov-2018 17:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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