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More Info →Wreckage of Captain Russell's "Avro", F9745, aeroplane, New Plymouth

Captain Richard Russell, DFC & Croix de Guerre, was the first aviator to arrive in Palmerston North, landing a de Havilland aircraft in August 1920 while on tour promoting air travel and taking passengers for 'joy rides'. A later tour ended with the death of Captain Russell and his two passengers at New Plymouth, when the plane crash landed.

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2009N_Av32_TRA_2269
Title
Wreckage of Captain Russell's "Avro", F9745, aeroplane, New Plymouth
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Public Photograph Collection Av 32
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Coolstore

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New Plymouth
Date
November 1920

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Palmerston North City Library

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