Date & Time: Mar 26, 1942
Type of aircraft:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
Operator:
Registration:
NZ278
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wigram - Wigram
MSN:
0500
YOM:
1940
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
While flying in poor weather conditions, the crew lost control of the aircraft that crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the New Zealand coast. SAR operations were conducted but eventually suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft nor the crew was found.
Crew (1st ATS):
LAC Verdun Godfrey,
LAC Cecil Cook,
LAC Donald Paterson.