ACCIDENT INVOLVING A BOOMERANG
AT EXMOUTH GULF STATION, WA
ON 19 SEPTEMBER 1943
Boomerang A46-122 "Suzy-Q"
Boomerang A46-61 of 85 Squadron RAAF, piloted by F/Sgt. G.A. Dean hit a wireless mast while making a low pass over Exmouth Gulf Station in Western Australia on 19 September 1943. The impact tore off a portion of the Boomerang's wing. F/Sgt. Dean managed to fly the aircraft back to Potshot airfield. The damaged wing was removed and sent south by boat for repairs.
A46-61 was later involved in a fatal crash in King Sound, Derby, WA on 3 October 1943.
By Alan Mitchell
Can anyone help me with more information on this crash?
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This page first produced 24 September 2003
This page last updated 30 August 2015