Accident Vought F4U-1 Corsair NZ5244, Saturday 27 May 1944
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Date:Saturday 27 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:18 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ5244
MSN: 4870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Guadalcanal -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Kukum], Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Destination airport:
The Corsair's engine failed just after take off, and the plane struck Kukum Wharf and crashed in the sea.
Flight-Sergeant Frederick Arthur Donaldson (23) R.I.P.


NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.
Aircrew emembered

Revision history:

12-Jun-2009 01:02 angels one five Added
07-Oct-2009 11:47 angels one five Updated
01-Mar-2011 20:54 angels one five Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 06:03 Nepa Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 06:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source]
15-Aug-2013 06:47 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]
31-Oct-2016 04:32 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 20:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Sep-2023 09:46 pietrzak Updated

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