Date & Time: Jun 15, 1940
Type of aircraft:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
Operator:
Registration:
NZ279
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Wigram - Wigram
MSN:
0501
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a training flight and left in the morning the Wigram AFB. After completing an artillery exercise in Birdlings Flat, the crew continued his route to Akaroa. Pilot made a low pass over the main street followed by a steep turn during which the aircraft stalled and crashed in flames near houses. Both crew were killed while two people on the ground were seriously injured.