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This photograph shows the remains of a Royal Australian Airforce F-111 swing-wing aircraft after being taken to a hangar by truck. It crashed at the southern end of the runway. The plane was taking part in a Tasmanex exercise, the work crew members landed safely in a capsule close beside the badly damaged aircraft. The pilot, Flying Officer Mark Kelly, suffered back injuries while Flight Lieutenant Alan Curr was discharged from Palmerston North Hospital on the same day.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_Oh7_005658
Title
F-111 Aircraft Crash – Ohakea Base
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Oh 7
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Ohakea, Rangitikei Region
Date
August 1979

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Community Tags
airplane wreckage,
truck,

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