Date & Time: May 29, 1941 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
Operator:
Registration:
NZ1302
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Woodbourne - Woodbourne
MSN:
553
YOM:
1940
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot left RNZAF Woodbourne (near Blenheim) at 0907LT with a scheduled return at 1115LT. The aircraft failed to return and SAR were conducted. Unfortunately, no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found. A hunter eventually found the debris on April 5, 1980 in an isolated and mountainous terrain located in the Tararua Range, between Masterton, Paraparaumu and Waikanae.