CRASH OF A WIRRAWAY
1/2 MILE EAST OF WAGGA AIRFIELD, NSW
ON 30 AUGUST 1940

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Wirraway

At 2255 hours whilst on a solo night flying practice on 30th August 1940, Wirraway A20-33 of No. 2 Service Flying Training School Wagga RAAF ( 2 S.F.T.S.) dipped its right wing during take-off and the aircraft veered to the right and flew into ground half a mile east of RAAF Station Wagga.

LAC Thomas Tweedie (404067) was tragically killed in this accident. The probable cause for this accident was recorded as "Error of judgment through inexperience." The aircraft was written off.

 

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