CRASH OF A LOCKHEED HUDSON
ON NORFOLK ISLAND
ON 3 OCTOBER 1944

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On 3 October 1944, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Lockheed Hudson Mark III, # 2022, was involved in a "taxy accident" on Norfolk Island. The aircraft's tail struck a bank at the edge of the runway. The pilot was relying on a signalman, but failed to notice that the bats were reversed. 

Pilot F/L P. Durning,
Navigator J. Brown &
W/O G.H. Tate.

The pilot's logbook was endorsed with the comment "carelessness". The accident was noted as similar to another taxying accident involving Hudson #2057 the previous day.

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

 NOTE:- Air files AIR vol 1 No 25/2/... in NZ National Archives, Wellington cover RNZAF accidents & crashes including WWII. They range from landing mishaps to writeoffs & missing planes. The details of this crash were in File 25/2/1851.

 

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