Short Flying Boats in New Zealand

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Re: Short Flying Boats in New Zealand

Postby flyernzl » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:54 am

Nice to have another personal anecdote on the Sunderland touch-and-go.
Thanks.


empty41 wrote:The sad ending to this saga is that they got the plane airworthy and flew it back to the UK and it crashed on landing with the loss of all crew,


This is often quoted, but is actually wrong.
The Vulcan that was damaged at Wellington was XH498.
As discussed, this was repaired at RNZAF Base Ohakea and returned safely to the UK.
After further RAF service, XH498 was retired 19/10/1967, allocated as ground instructional airframe 7993M at RAF Finningley. Finally struck off charge as Cat.5(Scrap) and sold for scrap 9/2/1970

The Vulcan that crashed on returning from a Far East tour was XA897, and that accident took place three years earlier, on 1/10/1956. The two pilots ejected safely, the rest of the crew were killed.
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Re: Short Flying Boats in New Zealand

Postby flyernzl » Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:10 am

Steve Lowe has uploaded some very good histories of NZ flying boat transport & airline operations.
Highly recommended and well worth a read.

RNZAF Chathams Islands operations
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/0 ... es-to.html

NZ National Airways Chathams Islands operations
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/0 ... ms-on.html

Tasman Empire Airways Chathams operations
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/0 ... on-to.html
http://3rdlevelnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/0 ... lands.html
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Re: Short Flying Boats in New Zealand

Postby Kiwithrottlejockey » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:46 am

More on the Chatham Islands Sunderland flying-boat hulk....

http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/story/ ... 2016121319
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