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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27161
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:16-OCT-1938
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A4-8
C/n / msn: 974
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Creek, McGrath's Hill near Windsor, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex RAF Anson Mk.I K6219. TOC by RAAF No.1 Aircraft Depot 5.1.37. To 22 Squadron 24.3.37. Flying accident at Richmond, NSW (Engine failure) 17.8.37. Landed undercarriage up at Richmond, NSW 28.7.38.

Crashed on the banks of South Creek, McGrath's Hill near Windsor, NSW, 16.10.38 after the pilot executed a series of planned power dives, which saw one of the aircraft's wings break off. The pilot, Air Cadet John Fletcher, 19 years old, was the sole occupant. Formally Struck Off Charge 31.1.39.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a4.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-Feb-2012 14:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 11:54 Nepa Updated [Operator]
19-Oct-2017 13:12 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn, Narrative]

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