CRASH OF A BRISTOL BEAUFORT
IN LAKE VICTORIA
ON 9 MARCH 1943

 

RAAF Mark V Bristol Beaufort, A9-41 (RAF Serial No. T9593), crashed into the shallow waters of Lake Victoria on 9 March 1943 when the port airscrew struck the water during an authorised low flying exercise. The pilot of the Beaufort was Sergeant G. Gear.

This aircraft was originally delivered to the RAAF in April 1942. It was "not taken up". It was converted to components after the crash.

 

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