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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27115
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:15:43 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:Overland Air Services
Registration: VH-BFI
MSN: R3/LW/105145
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Padstow, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bankstown Airport, NSW (BWU/YSBK)
Destination airport:Sydney-Mascot Airport, NSW (SYD/YSSY)
Ex-RAF Anson Mk.1 AX148. To RAAF at 2 Aircraft Park 27.12.41. 8 SFTS 23.3.42. 2 AP 27.6.44. Ansett 1.8.44. 2 AD 6.3.45. 6 SFTS 15.3.45.

Struck off RAAF charge when sold 4.10.46. CoR No 1407 as VH-BFI issued 26.9.47 to New England Airways, Bankstown, NSW. Transferred 4.5.48 to Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd, Mascot, NSW. Transferred 4.8.50 to Overland Air Services Pty Ltd, Condobolin, NSW.

At 1543 hours on 13th January, 1952, Avro Anson aircraft VH-BFI, owned and operated by Overland Air Services Pty. Ltd., crashed in the Sydney suburb of Padstow. The pilot, B. J. Moore, died on admission to hospital and the air hostess, Mrs. L. F. Gregory, was killed in the accident. Master L. T. Gregory, son of the hostess, was thrown out and survived the accident with minor injuries. The aircraft had departed Bankstown at 1528 hours on a ferry flight to Mascot.

When approaching Mascot, the aircraft turned away and headed towards Bankstown. Shortly afterwards, the pilot reported by radio that one engine had failed and requested a straight-in approach to Bankstown. No further message was received and, within a few minutes, the aircraft crashed at Padstow, some 4 miles south-east of Bankstown Aerodrome & was destroyed by fire.


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
26-Jun-2010 00:29 penguin832 Updated [Time, Cn, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
15-Apr-2012 02:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Nature, Source, Narrative]
01-Apr-2018 15:09 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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