COLLISION OF A WIRRAWAY AND A
AT FAIRBAIRN RAAF BASE CANBERRA, ACT
ON 11 JUNE 1945
At 1315hrs on 11 June 1945 CA-9 Wirraway A20-465 whilst taxying at Fairbairn RAAF Base Canberra ACT collided with the port main plane of a taxying NEIAF Fighter Pool Aircraft C3-519 P-40N Kittyhawk.
Pilot - F/O Johnson Leslie Edward (417958) was not injured
Observer - Capt John Geoffrey Myers (NX112665) (2AIF) suffered lacerated fingers.
Both aircraft suffered severe damage. The incident was caused by a fractured brake line on Wirraway A20-465. The aircraft was issued to Clyde Engineering on 20 June 1945 for survey. It was received at 2CRD from Clyde Engineering on 16 November 1945.
Photo:- via Gordon Birkett
Collision between RAAF Wirraway A20-465 and NEIAF Kittyhawk C3-519
It was recommended for conversion on 18 March 1946. Conversion had not taken place when the airframe was transferred to DAP for disposal on 22 November 1948.
ADF Serials - RAAF A20 CAC CA-8 & Ca-9 Wirraway
I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett for his assistance with this web page.
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
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