14 JANUARY 1944
CRASH OF A BOOMERANG
AT JAGGAN NEAR MALANDA, QLD
RAAF Boomerang, A46-43, CA-12 (CAC Constructor's No. 866), of 5 Squadron RAAF based at Mareeba, Queensland, ran out of fuel during altitude tests on 14 January 1944. It crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing on the road at Jaggan, about 3 miles from Malanda. It hit a tree stump killing the pilot Pilot Officer Campbell Morrison. He was subsequently buried at the Atherton War Cemetery. A46-43 had been delivered to the RAAF in March 1943.
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