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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65497
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk
Owner/operator:15 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: 41-25100
C/n / msn: 19611
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea, 20 miles off Nadi -   Fiji
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Nadi, Fiji
Destination airport:
Collided in the air at about 10,000 feet with US Navy SBD-3 Dauntless BuNo. 06589 of VB-11 during an air exercise. Both aircraft span into the sea off Nadi Bay.

Squadron-Leader Allan Crighton RNZAF and 2 USN aviators R.I.P.


NZ Serials

Revision history:

11-Jun-2009 02:52 angels one five Added
11-Jun-2009 18:15 angels one five Updated
06-Sep-2009 23:07 angels one five Updated
17-Sep-2009 17:50 angels one five Updated
17-Sep-2009 17:50 angels one five Updated
20-Sep-2009 14:22 angels one five Updated
05-Oct-2009 01:17 angels one five Updated
29-Oct-2009 13:38 angels one five Updated
14-Jan-2010 23:44 angels one five Updated [Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
13-Oct-2011 03:30 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2011 03:32 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 06:45 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
11-Sep-2013 06:58 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
08-May-2015 05:26 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2018 07:08 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 15:02 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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