Accident de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk 40 A52-18, 08 Nov 1944
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 121530
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Type:Silhouette image of generic MOSQ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk 40
Owner/operator:2 AP RAAF
Registration: A52-18
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near airfield de Havilland factory Bankstown, New South Wales. -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bankstown airfield, NSW
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Mosquito A52-18 Not delivered to RAAF.
Crashed during pre-acceptance flight at the De Havilland factory Bankstown NSW when under stress from strenuous manoeuvring. Actual cause of crash was not determined but it was not attributed to glue bonding problems. 08/11/1944 Crash once again delayed the local production of Mosquitos
F/Lt (Aus.404237) Thomas Edward Nelson CROUCH (pilot) RAAF - killed
W/O (Aus.416544) David Forbes CLARE (nav.) RAAF - killed


Revision history:

04-Apr-2011 02:29 Nepa Added
26-Oct-2011 05:05 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Oct-2013 12:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-May-2014 16:44 Nepa Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Narrative]
08-Sep-2015 21:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Sep-2015 21:40 INV Updated [Location]
27-Mar-2019 19:34 Nepa Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
03-Jul-2021 12:10 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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