GROUND COLLISION OF TWO CORSAIRS
ON NORFOLK ISLAND
ON 29 SEPTEMBER 1945

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On 25 September 1945 two Corsairs of No 17 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) were involved in a "collision on ground" on Norfolk Island. 

Corsair # 5642, piloted by F/Sgt A.R. Burns, received damage to right mainframe and Corsair #5645, piloted by F/Sgt H.B. Wisely; received damage to port wing and its airscrew was slightly out of alignment. 

Wisely's report said strip was steel matting covered with 6" growth of wet weeds. 

 

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 25/2/2329.

 

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