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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70901
Last updated: 14 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BFIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bristol F.2B Fighter Mark 3
Owner/operator:New Zealand Permanent Air Force
Registration: 7121
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury -   New Zealand
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Wigram
Destination airport:Wigram
The aircraft was diving at a target on the bombing range and failed to pull up in time.
It struck the ground and somersaulted several times.
The pilot, Flying-Officer Graham Owen, died from his injuries in hospital some hours later. R.I.P.


NZ Serials.

Revision history:

02-Jan-2010 17:34 angels one five Added
01-Jan-2011 04:18 angels one five Updated [Source]
24-May-2013 03:01 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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