Date & Time: Jan 31, 1941 at 0310 LT
Type of aircraft:
Airspeed AS.10 Oxford
Operator:
Registration:
NZ256
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Wigram - Wigram
MSN:
455
YOM:
1940
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was performing a training mission at Wigram AFB consisting of touch & goes. After he completed several manoeuvre, he landed briefly and then increased the engine power for a new take off procedure. During the initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed in a huge explosion some 3 km from the airbase and was destroyed. The pilot was killed.