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Three Near Disasters At Airport Opening In Wellington, New Zealand

By Phil Perry, 13/10/20
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What a great piece of history . I never realised how old I was , thanks Phil 😀

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The English aircraft carrier visiting Melbourne, lost two aircraft from it,s display, and promply " up anchor " and left without trying to recover the lost pilot, who was found many years later, still inside his aircraft. ( memorial plack left at site ) .

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19 hours ago, spacesailor said:

The English aircraft carrier visiting Melbourne, lost two aircraft from it,s display, and promply " up anchor " and left without trying to recover the lost pilot, who was found many years later, still inside his aircraft. ( memorial plack left at site ) .

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What year was that?

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1 hour ago, spacesailor said:

20 July 1947. 

2017 divers found human remains in the Fairy Firefly .

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That took a lot of divers :roflmao:

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The remains are compleatly off limlits to recreational divers, which is a pity as the dive clubs could keep it all nice and tidy. Even repairing or replacing the memorial plak donated by divers.

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