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Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
Owner/operator:8 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ4550
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Nausori Airport, Viti Levu -   Fiji
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Funafuti, Tuvalu
Destination airport:Nausori, Fiji
Crashed on landing.
NZ 4550 swerved off the runway at Nausori when landing in a strong crosswind.
It crashed and its load of depth charges exploded. All on board died in the accident.

Flight Sergeant Walter Young, Pilot Officer Jack Dungey, Flight Sergeant Ronald McAuliffe, Sergeant Leonard Bowick, and Sgt Norman Heal, killed in a flying accident.


NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.

Revision history:

15-Jun-2009 02:54 angels one five Added
05-Oct-2009 12:30 angels one five Updated
06-Oct-2009 14:48 angels one five Updated
17-Jan-2012 13:54 Nepa Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2013 14:07 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-May-2014 16:03 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2021 01:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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