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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27173
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:05-JAN-1945
Time:12:15
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:2 AD RAAF
Registration: A34-65
C/n / msn: DHA2054
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Plumpton Road, Mount Druitt, New South Wales -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Richmond, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A34-65: (c/no 2054) Delivered 19/04/43. De Havilland DH84 Dragon A34-65 of 2 Aircraft Depot Richmond (2 AD) RAAF encountered engine problems and attempted to make a forced landing at about 12:15 hours on 5 January 1945 during a travel flight.

Whilst attempting to reach a small clearing it stalled and spun into the ground at Plumpton Road, Mt. Druitt, New South Wales. The following five personnel on board, 3 RAF and 2 RAAF were all killed:-

Pilot Officer George Ashurst (187809) RAF
Pilot Officer Kenneth Arthur Henry Biggs (185353) RAF
Warrant Officer Ian Castles Powell (1313994) RAF
Corporal Bruce Allan Brownjohn (34214) RAAF
Leading Aircraftman Henry Alan Taylor (65276) RAAF

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//
https://www.ozatwar.com//ozcrashes/nsw166.htm
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/pAus01.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Dec-2011 08:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Feb-2012 05:37 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]

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