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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22924
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:11-DEC-1951
Time:11:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic cnsl model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airspeed AS65 Consul
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force
Registration: NZ1902
C/n / msn: 3927
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Te Heuheu Peak, Mount Ruapehu -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ohakea
Destination airport:Rukuhia, Hamilton
Narrative:
Converted 1946 by de Havilland New Zealand from ex RNZAF Oxford NZ2153 (which was, in turn, an ex-RAF Oxford PG940). Taken On Charge by No.42 Squadron, Ohakea.

The aircraft struck Te Heuheu Peak on the eastern side of the mountain of Mount Ruapehu, North Island, 8,900 feet amsl and about 50 feet below the summit. It was on a flight from Wigram to Rukuhia via Ohakea to collect urgently needed spare parts. At the time of the accident, the visibility was reduced by the presence of clouds and it was determined that the accident was the result of a controlled flight into terrain.

Crew: Flight Lieutenant Patrick Goddard, Flight Sergeant Francis Stark and Sergeant Reginald Shelton all killed
R.I.P.

Officially struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap) on 21.5.1953

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/nz-serials/nzconsul.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170121043849/http://www.baaa-acro.com:80/1951/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-65-consul-on-mt-ruapehu-3-killed
3. http://natlib-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=NLNZ&docId=INNZ7117747320002837&tab=innz&tabs=detailsTab
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airspeed_Consul#Accidents_and_incidents


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Sep-2008 11:46 angels one five Added
11-Mar-2010 12:46 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
13-Jan-2014 05:47 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-May-2017 00:55 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
09-May-2017 01:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-May-2018 02:30 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location]

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