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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192851
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1940
Time:15:30
Type:CAC CA-5 Wirraway
Owner/operator:21 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A20-20
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles north of Laverton Airbase -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Wirraway A20-20 of 21 Sqn RAAF spun in from 1000ft, crashed and burned 2 miles north of Laverton Airbase at 1530hrs on 15 January 1940. Both crew, Plt Off James Norman Alexander (pilot) and Temp/Sgt William Kenneth Platt, both killed.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a20-1.shtml
Wirraway A20 [Accidents Part 1], document A9845.101 of Australian Archives, digital copy available at http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=6950485
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAAF_Base_Laverton
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=-37.931667,144.753333&spn=0.03,0.03&t=m&q=-37.931667,144.753333


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2017 09:10 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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