CRASH OF AN AVRO ANSON
AT ARTHUR'S SEAT NEAR DROMANA, VIC
ON 10 AUGUST 1938

 

Avro Anson A4-29 crashed into Arthur's Seat near Dromana, Victoria in low cloud on 10 August 1938. It was one of 5 aircraft on a navigational exercise that had been recalled due to worsening weather.

Four of the crew were killed in this tragic crash. One crew member AC1 James Glover who was in the rear turret survived with only a few cuts.

Pilot Officer Robert .S. Symonds or Symmonds
Sergeant John Gillespie
AC1 Kenneth McKerrow
AC1 Robert Mawson

The aircraft was written off on 2 December 1938 and engines were transferred to instructional CH1 and CH2.

 


Photo:- Jack McNally of 24 Squadron RAAF

Wreckage of Avro Anson A4-29 at Mount Ramano

 

REFERENCES

ADF Serials web site

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Jack McNally and his daughter Wendy Coultas for their assistance with this home page.

I'd also like to thanks Anthony Dykes for his assistance with this web page.

 

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This page first produced 2 May 2005

This page last updated 30 August 2015