Air­speed Oxford

The Shed - - Rural Museum -

This plane is one that failed to re­turn to its base at New Ply­mouth from a nav­i­ga­tion train­ing mission in Oc­to­ber 1942. It was lost and not found un­til a goat hunter stum­bled across the wreck­age in the North Eg­mont area. He was try­ing to keep up with his dogs and tripped over, find­ing him­self face to face with the wreck­age and the re­mains of the four people who had been on board!

Roger Jor­dan heard about the dis­cov­ery and called MOTAT in Auckland to see if it was in­ter­ested. MOTAT was and asked him to act on its be­half. The RNZAF as­sisted by lift­ing the two en­gines out us­ing an Iro­quois helicopter. Plenty of vol­un­teer man­power was on hand to re­cover other parts. The people at MOTAT then put it to Roger that the items re­cov­ered could be used to form a ba­sis for a lo­cal mu­seum.

Sta­tion­ary en­gine

Blade sharp­ener

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