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Charles Kingsford Smith damaged his aircraft when taxiing at 5mph along the Milson Aerodrome runway before take off. The left wheel sank axle-deep in a boggy patch of ground. The left wing and port propellor were damaged taking several weeks to be repaired, at the Palmerston North Showgrounds by local volunteer help.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2009N_Av16_TRA_2258
Title
Sir Charles Kingsford Smith's "Southern Cross" aircraft, Milson Airport
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Av 16
Date
February 4, 1933

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Milson Airport, Palmerston North

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