CRASH OF A WACKETT
AT MARYBOROUGH, QLD
ON 22 NOVEMBER 1943

 

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Wackett Trainer

 

NOT TO BE SHOT AT OR EXPORTED
An airman's Letters Home 1942-1945
By Leslie Harold Sullivan
Winner of the 1994 Heritage Award

Letters from No. 3 Wireless Air Gunners School, Maryborough, Queensland

Page 104

22 NOVEMBER 1943
We had another crash here when a Wackett, which had just taken off, had an engine failure as the pilot was banking at low altitude and headed for the "deck", as we call the ground.  She hit very heavily and broke off the engine and undercarriage as well as smashing up the wing and forward fuselage.  The pilot was severely cut about but the WAG trainee only suffered shock.   The plane was a write-off.

 

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