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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200217
Last updated: 24 November 2021
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Date:04-APR-1940
Time:08:20 LT
Type:Hawker Demon Mk I
Owner/operator:22 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A1-49
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Hawkesbury Agricultural College, near Richmond Aerodrome, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAAF Richmond, NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 4 April 1940 the Air Cadet Edward Andrew Walsh, 24, of Manunbar Road, Nanango, Queensland, was flying a solo training flight with the Hawker Demon I A1-49 of 22 Sqn RAAF. While carrying out aerobatics, it stalled from inverted position and spun into the ground at 0820 hrs near Hawkesbury Agricultural College, near Richmond Aerodrome, NSW.

Sources:

1. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://newspapers.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/17661429?searchTerm=air+cadet+killed]
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/2a1.htm
3. "Demon A1 [Accidents Part 2]" file, available online on the Australian Archives website (http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=6950548)
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkesbury_Agricultural_College

Location


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Oct-2017 11:51 Laurent Rizzotti Added
18-Mar-2018 01:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source]

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