CRASH LANDING
OF A LOCKHEED HUDSON
AND COLLISION WITH TWO WIRRAWAYS
AT LAVERTON AIRFIELD, VIC
ON 26 MARCH 1942

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Lockheed Hudson

 

On 26 March 1942 during bad rain and low visibility, Lockheed Hudson A16-168, of 7 Squadron RAAF crash landed at Laverton Airfield in Victoria, after returning from a training search operation to seaward with two or three other Hudson aircraft. The Hudson skidded out of control on its belly on the wet grass and skidded into two Wirraways. The starboard engine, mainplane, undercarriage and fuselage were damaged and the starboard airscrew and elevator were written off. There were no serious injuries.

 


Photo:- Bob Deaves

Believed to be a photo of Lockheed Hudson A16-168 after
its crash landing at Laverton Airfield on 26 March 1942

 

One of the other Hudsons A16-139, also crash landed at Kilsyth near Croydon in the bad weather.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"We Never Disappoint - A History of No. 7 Squadron RAAF 1940-1945"
by Kevin Googler

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Barry Roberts for his assistance with this web page.

 

Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?

 

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 Peter Dunn 2015

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This page first produced 25 August 2016

This page last updated 25 August 2016