CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
NEAR MILDURA AIRFIELD
ON 16 AUGUST 1943
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Kittyhawk A29-45, piloted by F/Sgt. S.M. Doig, of No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2OTU) RAAF, made a belly landing in open country near Mildura airfield on 16 August 1943. This was a non fatal accident.
The Aircraft Accident Data report described the incident as follows:-
"During Air to Ground gunnery practice Pilot was informed by Range Control Officer over R/T that black smoke was coming from engine. Pilot found oil temperature excessive and oil pressure dropping. He opened coolant grills and said he would return to base. Temperature went off instrument and pressure continued to drop, so pilot bellylanded on closest open country."
Kittyhawk A29-45 was involved in another crash at Mildura on 25 Feb 1944.
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This page first produced 29 December 2000
This page last updated 29 December 2000