Thorp S-18

Whenuapai Crash

Monday, April 28, 2008
By George Hatcher

The Thorp S-18 which crashed at Whenuapai air base was piloted by owner, Wayne Matthews. He and his passenger Brent Baldwin both died on impact. Matthews had seven or eight years experience flying, and was about to order a high-performance American aircraft. The aircraft exploded into flames, which were licking the walls of the... »

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