CRASH OF A DE HAVILLAND DH84 DRAGON
AT PLUMPTON ROAD, MT. DRUITT, NSW
ON 5 JANUARY 1945

 

DH84 Dragon

 

De Havilland DH84 Dragon A34-65 of 2 Aircraft Depot Richmond (2 AD) RAAF encountered engine problems and attempted to make a forced landing at about 1215 hours on 5 January 1945 during a travel flight. Whilst attempting to reach a small clearing it stalled and spun into the ground at Plumpton Road, Mt. Druitt, New South Wales. The following five personnel on board, 3 RAF and 2 RAAF were all killed:-

Pilot Officer George Ashurst (187809) RAF
Pilot Officer Kenneth Arthur Henry Biggs (185353) RAF
Warrant Officer Ian Castles Powell (1313994) RAF
Corporal Bruce Allan Brownjohn (34214) RAAF
Leading Aircraftman Henry Alan Taylor (65276) RAAF

 

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