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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 59651
Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Date:25-JUL-1942
Time:17:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk III
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force
Registration: NZ2028
C/n / msn: 3851
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Location:Pacific Ocean, about 10 miles south of Tonga -   Tonga
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Nausori, Fiji
Destination airport:Tonga
Narrative:
Aircraft operated by No 4 Squadron, Nausori, Fiji.
Disappeared on a flight between Fiji and Tonga, thought to have ditched within 10 miles of the island, but no trace of the aircraft, four crew and two passengers was ever found.
One of the passengers was Major General Owen Mead, General Officer Commanding New Zealand Forces Pacific.

Sources:

1. Major General Owen Herbert Mead Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database
2. Arthur Norman CLAYTON Wings Over Cambridge
3. RNZAF Lockheed Hudson Mk III, IIIA,V,VI ADF Serial Numbers website


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2009 03:09 XLerate Added
21-Jan-2012 04:48 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
23-Jan-2012 12:30 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Source]
20-May-2018 03:56 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Damage, Narrative]

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