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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145024
Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Time:12:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic ANSN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Anson Mk I
Owner/operator:14 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A4-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Torbreck, Eildon, near Wangaratta, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAAF Pearce, Western Australia
Destination airport:RAAF Camden, NSW
Ex RAF Anson Mk.1 K6215 (Diverted off Contract). To RAAF at 1Aircraft Depot (ARS) 5.1.37. To 23 Squadron 30.6.37. Renumbered 25 Squadron 23.12.38. To 14 Squadron 14.2.39.

Missing on a flight from RAAF Pearce, WA, to CFS Camden, NSW, on 14.5.40. Three Avro Ansons left Point Cook at 11:45 on 16 May 1940, enroute from Pearce to Camden, callsigns 8BNE, 8BNF and 8BNA. BNE eventually reached Cootamundra, but BNF and BNA attempted to return to Point Cook.

Call sign 8BNA (Anson A4-4) went missing and wreckage found Mount Torbreck near Wangaratta, Victoria 24.1.41. The aircraft struck near the summit of Mount Torbreck in foggy weather. The aircraft failed to clear the top of the mountain by only 200ft. All four crew were killed;

F/O Anthony Ashby Daniel 243
CPL Ivan Lapen Stowdor 2472
CPL Francis Ettiene Hyland
3515 CPL Herman Fred Sass 2560.

WOC approved 5.12.40. Airframe struck off charge as "destroyed in crash"


Revision history:

13-Apr-2012 14:32 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Apr-2012 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2012 08:18 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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