Accident CAC CA-5 Wirraway A20-20,
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Date:Monday 15 January 1940
Type:CAC CA-5 Wirraway
Owner/operator:21 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A20-20
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:2 miles N of RAAF Laverton, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
The Wirraway A20-20 of 21 Sqn RAAF spun in from 1000ft, crashed and burned 2 miles north of Laverton Airbase at 15:30hrs on 15 January 1940. Both crew, Plt Off James Norman Alexander (pilot) and Temp/Sgt William Kenneth Platt, both killed.

Wirraway A20 [Accidents Part 1], document A9845.101 of Australian Archives, digital copy available at


Revision history:

15-Jan-2017 09:10 Laurent Rizzotti Added
09-Jun-2022 20:14 Ron Averes Updated [Location]
06-May-2023 16:53 Nepa Updated [[Location]]
27-May-2023 11:20 Ron Averes Updated [[[Location]]]

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