CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK
AT MILDURA AIRFIELD
ON 25 FEBRUARY 1944

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Kittyhawk A29-45 of No. 2 Operational Training Unit (2OTU), piloted by Sgt. W.J. Ryan (437477) made a crash landing at Mildura airfield at 1115 hours on 25 February 1944. The pilot was not injured.

The Aircraft Accident Data report described the incident as follows:-

"The port u/c collapsed after landing, leg folding back gradually. Probable previous heavy landing."

Kittyhawk A29-45 was involved in an earlier crash near Mildura on 16 August 1943.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Corporal Darryl Gibbs of the RAAF Wagga Museum for his assistance with details on this crash.

 

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