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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27128
Last updated: 13 January 2020
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Date:14-FEB-1946
Time:14:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic NORS model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Noorduyn Norseman
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Registration: A71-4
C/n / msn: 182
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Claude River, SE of Iron Range, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Garbutt Airfield, Townsville
Destination airport:Iron Range, Queensland
Narrative:
Flew into severe weather conditions near Iron Range. A71-4 was making a landing at the old Claudie strip to the south east of Iron Range, when the port wing was sliced off by a tree while the aircraft was still under power.

Sources:

1. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/2a71.htm
2. http://www.raafdb.com/view_aircraft.asp?id=867
3. http://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/norseman/norseman.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Mar-2014 00:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2014 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Narrative]
05-Nov-2014 17:15 Glock G19 Updated [Operator]
11-Mar-2015 16:32 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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