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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70900
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Type:Bristol F2B Fighter
Owner/operator:New Zealand Permanent Air Force
Registration: H1557
C/n / msn: 5274
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Methodist Orphanage House in Harewood Road, Papanui, Christchurch -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Wigram Airfield
Destination airport:Wigram Airfield
H1557 was carrying out aerobatics at 2,000 feet over Papanui when it entered a left hand spin from which it failed to recover.
Captain Frederick Horrell, pilot in command and passenger Lewis Reid died in the accident and the pilot under instruction, Lieutenant P. Turner suffered serious injuries.


RNZAF Serials.
The story of the South island Methodist Orphanage and children's Home,Christchurch by late M.A.Rugby Pratt d March 1946 photo on page seven of the place open 25 April 1914 and page eleven the topic of more details.

Revision history:

02-Jan-2010 17:22 angels one five Added
01-Jan-2011 02:27 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Jan-2012 12:55 Ted?4321 Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2013 03:18 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jul-2013 09:34 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]

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