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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 46083
Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:23-MAR-1937
Time:
Type:Bristol Bulldog Mk IIA
Owner/operator:21 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A12-8
MSN: 7396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Port Philip Bay, 3 miles off RAAF Point Cook, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered onboard the vessel SS Fordsdale to Melbourne on 14/03/30. Assembled by 1 AD at Laverton 05/30. Served with 1 FTS 06/30. Accidents on 02/09/32, 10/32, 30/01/33. Served with 21 Sqn. Wing tip flare struck Bulldog A12-1 during take off on 26/01/37.

Crashed into sea at Port Philip Bay 3 miles off Point Cook, Victoria on 23/03/37 during camera gun practice against a target towed by another plane. Pilot-Officer E.J. Eagerty RAAF was killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

1. Air Enthusiast 59
2. http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=EP19370324.2.83&cl=CL2.1937.03.24&e=-------10--1----0--
3. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/.au/1a12.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Oct-2008 00:45 ASN archive Added
27-Dec-2011 04:59 angels one five Updated [Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2014 20:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
25-May-2015 19:36 Xindel Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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