Story: Aviation

A fatal accident

A fatal accident

The early days of aviation were marred by many mishaps and some fatal accidents. The wreckage of an Avro 504K lies in a New Plymouth paddock after it apparently stalled and spun out of control on 11 November 1920. The pilot, Captain Richard Russell, was killed, along with his passengers – Kathleen Warnock, and James Clark, the mayor of New Plymouth.

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Peter Aimer, 'Aviation - An aviation industry', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Peter Aimer, published 12 Jun 2006