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Last updated: 15 August 2019
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Date:01-MAY-1943
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force
Registration: NZ3031
C/n / msn: 19957
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rimutaka Range foothills, Wainuiomata -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
No16 Squadron, Woodbourne.
The Kittyhawk was flying north from Baring Head when it was apparently caught by a down draught and failed to clear a ridge at the head of Skerrets Creek, east of Homedale.
Sgt Victor Thomas Marchant. R.I.P.

Sources:

RNZAF Serials: www.nzdf-serials.co.nz/nz-serials/nzaircraft.htm
rnzaf.proboards.com


Images:


V12 Engine, Wainuiomata, 17/07/2011

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2009 18:23 angels one five Added
30-May-2009 00:11 XLerate Updated
03-Jul-2009 19:16 angels one five Updated
26-May-2010 01:00 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
05-Jul-2011 22:32 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 04:58 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
04-Jul-2013 00:23 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2015 06:13 craig Updated [Photo, ]
17-May-2018 01:48 Ron Averes Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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