Accident Curtiss P-40M Warhawk NZ3066, Monday 13 September 1943
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Date:Monday 13 September 1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P40 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss P-40M Warhawk
Owner/operator:16 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: NZ3066
MSN: 21782
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Munda Airfield, New Georgia Island, Western -   Solomon Islands
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Munda
Narrative:
Engine failure on approach to Munda Airstrip.
Fuel starvation, reportedly due to the pilot not switching tanks in a timely way.
Ditched in shallow water. Pilot okay.
Some parts salvaged.
Written off the books on 1 Nov. 43.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/
http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/SimpleSearchResults.do

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Feb-2011 19:33 angels one five Added
01-Feb-2011 19:34 angels one five Updated [Source, ]
28-Oct-2011 17:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Source, Narrative, ]
21-Jan-2012 05:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Source, ]
12-Sep-2013 11:45 angels one five Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, ]
14-Nov-2018 20:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator, ]
02-Jul-2023 02:39 Ron Averes Updated

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