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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 65888
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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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 VI
Owner/operator:84 Squadron Royal Air Force (84 Sqn RAF)
Registration: TE746
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Sydney Island, Gulf of Carpentaria. -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAAF Darwin
Destination airport:RAAF Brisbane
Mosquito TE746 - The ex-RAF Mosquito had been purchased by the RNZAF and was on its delivery flight to New Zealand. Mosquito TE746 left Darwin in company with Mosquito TE927 at 09:08 hrs on 26 March 1947. Both aircraft were reported overdue in bad weather at 12:35hrs but TE927 landed at Macrossan shortly after 13:00hrs. Flying through a tropical storm over the Gulf of Carpentaria Mosquito TE746 crashed in shallow water just off the northern tip of Sydney Island. The wreckage of the aircraft was found on the 3rd of April.
W/Cdr (37853) Bertie Rex O'Bryan HOARE DSO DFC (pilot) RAF - killed
P/O (194.363) Walter COLVIN (nav.) RAFVR - killed

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Revision history:

22-Jun-2009 05:31 angels one five Added
17-Nov-2009 01:58 NePa Updated
19-Jan-2010 10:16 NePa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Narrative]
29-Mar-2010 20:14 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-Oct-2010 05:04 angels one five Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Narrative]
14-Jan-2011 21:45 angels one five Updated [Source]
05-Apr-2011 05:41 Nepa Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2014 03:10 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Aug-2014 18:34 R.Giggs Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Dec-2014 13:11 Paco Updated [Aircraft type]
15-Jun-2015 19:31 Oezil Updated [Destination airport]
31-Jul-2015 17:12 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
21-Oct-2018 05:27 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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