FORCED LANDING OF P-40E KITTYHAWK
AT BATCHELOR AIRFIELD, NT
AFTER BURST TYRE AT WILSON AIRFIELD, NT
ON 22 SEPTEMBER 1942

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On 22 September 1942, P40E A29-65 of 77 Squadron RAAF, piloted by Pilot Officer D. H. Kelly, burst a port side tyre when taking off from Wilson Airfield (later named Venn Airfield located SE of Katherine). P/O Kelly managed to get the aircraft airborne and landed safely at Batchelor Airfield. Cause of the accident was listed as "obscure".

 

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