NO. 3 WIRELESS AIR GUNNERS SCHOOL
MARYBOROUGH, QUEENSLAND
WACKETT CRASH LANDS ON A BEACH NEAR MARYBOROUGH
ON 24 FEBRUARY 1943

 

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Wackett Trainer

 

On 24 February 1943, the last Wackett manufactured, A3-200, experienced engine failure, and in an attempted forced landing on a beach only 5 metres wide, ran into the sea.

 

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Wackett, A3-200 after force-landing on a beach at Hervey Bay

 

REFERENCE BOOK

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

 

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