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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 68693
Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Date:30-JUN-1943
Time:c. 1545
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss P-40M Kittyhawk
Owner/operator:14 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ3078
C/n / msn: 27184
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Banika Island, Russell Islands group -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Sunlight Field, Banika Island
Narrative:
NZ3078 made a tight turn onto final approach to Sunlight Field, also known as North Field.
The Kittyhawk was struck from behind on the runway by another landing P-40, NZ3053.
The pilot of NZ3078 was killed in the collision, but the pilot of NZ3053 was uninjured.
Both planes were written off.

Pilot Officer Colin Guild RNZAF, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Sources:

NZ Serials


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Oct-2009 12:44 angels one five Added
28-Oct-2011 13:45 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Destination airport, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 06:56 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Nature]
08-Jun-2013 03:19 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 16:24 Nepa Updated [Operator]
12-Sep-2013 02:55 angels one five Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2014 08:18 angels one five Updated [Time]
20-May-2015 01:43 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 14:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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