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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70058
Last updated: 22 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic VAMP model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.115 Vampire FB.Mk 52 ( 2 )
Owner/operator:RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air Force)
Registration: NZ5725
C/n / msn: VO434
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Manukau Harbour, Auckland -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Whenuapai AFB
A formation of five Vampires was approaching Whenuapai when two of them, NZ5725 and NZ5729, collided and crashed.

Both pilots baled out of their aircraft and survived.

Wings Over NZ Aviation Forum.

Revision history:

12-Nov-2009 16:00 angels one five Added
01-Mar-2013 22:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2014 09:09 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 22:31 stehlik49 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]

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