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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139505
 
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Date:25-JUN-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-3B2
Owner/operator:3 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ3708
MSN: 6811
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lutu, Viti Levu -   Fiji
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Nadi Airport
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair, and consequently broken up for spares after a hard landing on June 25, 1981 near Lutu village, Fiji. This resulted from fuel exhaustion just before the final landing at Lutu after a day of short flights ferrying building materials to a different nearby village during Exercise Tropic 81. The 3 Squadron detachment was based at Nadi airport, Fiji.

Sources:

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/sioux.html
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/nz3701.shtml
https://web.archive.org/web/20130206000814/http://airforce.mil.nz/about-us/aircraft/sioux.htm
https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz/fotoweb/archives/5003-Search-the-Collection/?q=Tropic%2081

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

11 Nov 1983 NZ3709 3 Sqn RNZAF 0 Waiouru, Whanganui w/o

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Oct-2011 00:30 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Apr-2013 17:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Nov-2021 02:00 Ron Averes Updated [Location, Departure airport]
11-Mar-2022 08:13 SeeNoEvil Updated [Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport]
11-Mar-2022 08:49 SeeNoEvil Updated [Source, Category]
11-Mar-2022 09:43 SeeNoEvil Updated [Narrative]
12-Mar-2022 19:17 SeeNoEvil Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Category]

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