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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48611
Last updated: 8 April 2020
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Date:28-AUG-1941
Time:14:35 LT
Type:Airspeed Oxford Mark I
Owner/operator:1 SFTS RNZAF
Registration: NZ252
C/n / msn: 59
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNZAF Wigram
Destination airport:Lake Ellesmere airstrip
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Oxford Mk I L4592. Built by Airspeed Ltd, Portsmouth, England. Type AS.42 Survey/Trainer version to NZ specifications. Arrived at Auckland in October 1938. Assembled at RNZAF Hobsonville and Brought On Charge on 26 October 1938. Assigned RNZAF Serial NZ252. Flown to RNZAF Wigram and allotted to No.1 SFTS

Crashed into Lake Ellesmere at 14:35 hours on 28 August 1941. The aircraft stalled during a crosswind landing approach to the airstrip and plunged into the lake. LAC Ronald Brown and LAC Norman Marshall were killed. Written off the books at Wigram on 12 September 1941.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/
2. http://www.baaa-acro.com/1941/archives/crash-of-an-airspeed-as-10-oxford-in-ellesmere-2-killed/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Dec-2008 09:16 angels one five Added
29-May-2009 23:50 XLerate Updated
09-Dec-2011 06:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
23-Jan-2012 02:12 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Sep-2014 03:36 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
08-Aug-2017 19:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative]
04-Feb-2019 15:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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