In November 1920, the Walsh Bros of Auckland visit to New Plymouth and sold 'joy rides' at the Race Course. Unfortunately this date also commemorates New Plymouth's first fatal flying accident which occurred when the plane stalled and crashed killing the pilot and two passengers.
A collection of papers relating to the sale of air tickets and reports of New Plymouth's first fatal aircrash in which the pilot, Captain Russell, New Plymouth's Mayor Mr J. Clarke and Miss K. Warnock killed.
1. Passenger Flight ticket No 1020 dated 10/11/1920, made out to Mr G J Lawrence. (previously catalogued A77.779/1) Removed to Puke Ariki Exhibition 6 May 2003
2. A photocopy of the back of the above ticket
3. An envelope in which item no 1 arrives at the Museum - incorrectly states ticket is 11th (instead of the 10th) and describes the plane as an Avro 504
4. Passenger Flight ticket No 1043 dated 11 Nov 192, severe staining along fold lines from a cross in the centre of the ticket, obliterating the name of the ticket holder
5. Photo of the crashed plane
6. Photocopy of newspaper article - photo of the crashed plane
7. Photocopy of newspaper article 'Aeroplane Crash'