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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66273
Last updated: 28 April 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1944
Time:10:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force
Registration: NZ3222
C/n / msn: 30903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Waiheke Island -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RNZAF Ardmore
Destination airport:RNZAF Ardmore
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NZ Archives.
NZ Serials: www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nzkittyhawk.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jul-2009 22:35 angels one five Added
20-Sep-2009 19:12 angels one five Updated
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]

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