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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 27183
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Hudson Mk II
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Registration: A16-97
MSN: 1951
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Canberra, ACT -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Moorabbin, VIC
Destination airport:Canberra ACT
Spun and crashed 2 miles east of Canberra Aerodrome, killing James V. Fairbairn, Minister of Air and Civil Aviation and other VIP's.


Canberra air disaster 1940

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
24-Jun-2009 07:21 KenHitchcock Updated
11-Apr-2010 04:11 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2010 11:58 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
26-Jun-2012 12:19 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2013 10:02 gerard57 Updated [Source]
16-Aug-2016 14:08 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source]
30-Aug-2018 08:46 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
17-Apr-2020 18:14 TB Updated [Operator]
04-Sep-2020 23:02 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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