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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192851
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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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
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
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.

Wirraway A20 [Accidents Part 1], document A9845.101 of Australian Archives, digital copy available at


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15-Jan-2017 09:10 Laurent Rizzotti Added

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