Accident Curtiss P-40N Warhawk NZ3222,
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Date:Saturday 1 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Owner/operator:18 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ3222
MSN: 30903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Sea off Waiheke Island -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RNZAF Ardmore
Destination airport:RNZAF Ardmore
No 18 Squadron, Ardmore.
Accident while low flying on a test flight. The P-40's propeller blades struck the water causing severe engine vibration and the pilot baled out. He was too low for his parachute to deploy and he was killed.

Sgt (NZ4213125) William Garnet Russell RNZAF R.I.P.


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05-Jul-2009 22:35 angels one five Added
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04-Apr-2010 10:49 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative]
31-May-2010 12:35 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
13-Jan-2011 14:00 angels one five Updated [Source]
08-Jul-2013 09:54 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 16:58 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Feb-2016 07:20 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
26-May-2016 05:01 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2017 03:53 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
13-Jan-2018 08:01 angels one five Updated [Time]
22-May-2018 00:50 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2020 22:18 Ron Averes Updated [Operator]
12-Feb-2022 01:48 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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