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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 63971
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:06-DEC-1943
Time:
Type:de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
Owner/operator:5 CF RAAF
Registration: A34-25
C/n / msn: DHA2014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:15 miles S of Croydon, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Garbutt, Queensland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A34-25 (c/no. DHA2014): Delivered 26/11/42. To 2 Aircraft Depot 26/11/42. Completed at 2 Aircraft Depot 3/12/42. To 3 CF 4/1/43. To 12RSU 15/1/43. To 3CF 17/01/43. To 13 RSU 20/2/43. To 3CF 5/4/43. To 12 RSU 9/4/43. To 3CF 11/4/43. To 5CF 6/6/43.

Aircraft posted as missing whilst transporting radar equipment from Garbutt. Had, in fact, crashed 6/12/43 Croydon, Queensland. The wreckage was located 15 miles south of Croydon later on the 6/12/43. Flying Officer R.G. Thomas and L/AC T.J. Hutchinson killed

Remains of A34-25 were purchased by Department of Health in 1946 as a source of spares for A34-13 and A34-31. It was not registered, and was scrapped after being "picked clean"

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a34.shtml
http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/pAus01.htm
http://radarreturns.net.au/units.php?name=42%20Wing&text=N


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-May-2009 12:58 XLerate Added
19-Jul-2009 00:32 angels one five Updated
02-Jan-2012 11:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
31-Jan-2012 01:34 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
05-Nov-2019 22:41 Anon. Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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