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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28115
Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.60 Moth
Owner/operator:1 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A7-19
MSN: 600
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wanagaratta, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wanagaratta, Victoria
Destination airport:RAAF Laverton
c/no.600: DH.60X [Cirrus II] to De Havilland Australia without CofA. To RAAF as A7-19. To 1 Squadron, RAAF Laverton.

Hit trees on appraoch to land and destroyed by fire at Wangaratta, Victoria 7.3.29; Flying Officer Warland remained trapped inside the aircraft and perished despite the efforts of Flt.Lt. Swinbourne to enter the wreckage to save his passenger: Flt Lt Swinburne received severe burns in doing so. Ironically, at the time of the accident Flt Lt Swinbourne was the Secretary of the Air Accidents Investigation Committee.

Flying Officer Herbert Warland killed. Struck off charge 31.3.29.



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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
11-Dec-2011 08:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
25-Jun-2012 08:11 Nepa Updated [Operator]
31-Aug-2017 19:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
31-Aug-2017 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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