CRASH OF A BEAUFORT
AT NOWRA, NSW
ON 29 NOVEMBER 1942
On 29 November 1942, RAAF Beaufort A9-105, piloted by Pilot Officer Swanson crashed and burnt at Nowra airfield in New South Wales. It had been taking part in an attack exercise on HMAS Tamworth. During its return flight to base its starboard propellor flew off. P/O Swanson successfully flew the Beaufort back to Nowra on one engine. However while attempting an emergency landing he crashed the Beaufort and it caught fire.
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