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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28838
Last updated: 21 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:1 FTS RAAF
Registration: A7-62
C/n / msn: 1355
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles West of Point Cook, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria
Destination airport:
DH.60M [Gipsy I] sold to RAAF without C of A. Taken on charge as A7-62 on 22.1.30 and issued to 1 Squadron, RAAF Laverton. To 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Laverton 30.1.31. To 1 FTS RAAF 17.6.34. To 1 Aircraft Depot Laverton 24.7.34. Returned to 1 FTS RAAF 18.10.35. To 6 Squadron, RAAF at Richmond, NSW 2.2.39. Back to 1 FTS 21.8.39.

Destroyed in crash 3 miles west of Point Cook, Victoria, 29.11.39; spun into the ground inverted after the wing collapsed. Both crew - Flying Officer R T Vincent and Pilot Officer J R Whitford - killed. Flying Officer Vincent's funeral, with full air force honours, was held on 22.12.39 at Highton Cemetry, Geelong. Struck off charge 3.5.40



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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
25-Feb-2010 09:21 penguin832 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Jan-2012 15:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Damage, Narrative]
21-Jan-2014 03:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Aug-2017 13:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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