CRASH OF A WACKETT TRAINER
10 MILES NORTH OF CONARGO, VIC
ON 25 AUGUST 1942

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Wackett Trainer A3-84 of No. 11 EFTS piloted by LAC Percival James Trezise (421139) about 10 miles north of Conargo in Victoria. The pilot, LAC Trezise was not injured but may have suffered from some possible shock.

The "Preliminary Report (Internal) of Flying Accident or Forced Landing" records the "Nature of Accident" as follows:-

"Aircraft fired in air and hit emu when attempting landing. Turned on back and burnt."

Percy Trezise survived the war and went on to become and author and artist. Percy Trezise was a pilot with ANA and captained F27s, retiring in August 1974. Percy Trezise worked for Air Beef Pty Ltd. seconded from ANA as a pilot.

 


Photo:- via Scott McLeod

Percy Trezise and friend

 

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