Accident Vought F4U-1 Corsair NZ5254, Friday 15 September 1944
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Date:Friday 15 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Vought F4U-1 Corsair
Owner/operator:17 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ5254
MSN: 4874
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Guadalcanal -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Crashed on take off.
The Corsair's undercarriage was retracted before the aircraft became airborne.
It settled on the runway and a 500-pound bomb being carried exploded.
Sergeant Noel Harper. R.I.P.


NZ Archives.
NZ Serials.

Revision history:

12-Jun-2009 02:13 angels one five Added
04-Oct-2009 03:22 angels one five Updated
17-Jan-2012 12:10 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2013 12:48 angels one five Updated [Cn, Operator, Narrative]
22-Jan-2014 19:14 angels one five Updated [Time]
14-Nov-2018 20:48 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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