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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70058
Last updated: 22 February 2020
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Date:22-FEB-1952
Time:day
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
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Whenuapai AFB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

http://adf-serials.com.au/nz-serials/nz5721.shtml
Wings Over NZ Aviation Forum.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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