Lionel Mountjoy Squire
Son of William Mountjoy Squire and Myrtle Hillis Squire, of Hamilton; husband of Doris Christine Squire, of Raglan, Waikato.
On a ferry flight from Nelson to Blenheim, the Vildebeest lll was seen emitting thick black smoke on take-off. The aircraft turned to land, but was not turned into the wind. The pilot, Lionel Squire made a steep right hand turn, but stalled and dived into the adjacent golf course. The pilot and Wireless Op, Lindo Thompson were killed, passenger, Ernest Johnson, died of injuries in Nelson Hospital the next morning.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Volume 1, Page 116]
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