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This photograph shows the damaged "Southern Cross" when it landed at Milson Airport, Palmerston North. Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and crew of the 'Southern Cross', a Fokker F. VII Trimotor aircraft, were delayed in Palmerston North for several weeks after the aeroplane's wing was damaged during taxiing 4 February 1933. The left wing sank axle-deep in a boggy patch of ground. The left wing and port propellor were damaged, taking several weeks to be repaired. Kingsford-Smith left for Sydney a few days later in the "Makura" for a much needed holiday.

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2014N_Av15_009524
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Damaged Southern Cross Aircraft, Milson Airport
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Public Photograph Collection Av 15
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Milson Airport, Palmerston North
Date
February 1933

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Palmerston North City Library

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