CRASH OF A BRISTOL BEAUFORT
AT BAIRNSDALE, VIC
ON 12 MARCH 1943
RAAF Mark VII Bristol Beaufort A9-104 ground looped at Bairnsdale on 12 March 1943 when the starboard tyre burst on takeoff. The crew comprised P/O S. Davies and F/O A. Gillespie.
This aircraft was originally delivered to the RAAF in August 1942. It was converted to components after this crash.
I'd like to thank Rick Hanning for his assistance with the above information.
Can anyone help me with more information?
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