Robert Stuart Pettitt
Son of Robert Leslie and Winifred Mary Pettitt; husband of Winifred June Pettitt, of Winton, Southland.
Taking off from Wigram on ‘steep turns and single engine’ exercises, 35 minutes apart, the two Oxford aircraft, one flown by Keith Hodge and the other by Stuart Pettitt collided 3000ft above Halswell, when both aircraft executed turns without sufficient vertical separation.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Volume 2, Page 262]
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