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Wirraway A20-239

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-8 Wirraway
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:440
Identities:A20-239
Units:No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF
No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF

Timeline

30 March 1941Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC with Engine No. 205.
31 March 1941Issued to No. 2 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
27 May 1941Stalled from 2 feet causing damage to starboard aileron and wing tip.
10 July 1941Skidded 350 yards and ran through fence causing damage to leading edge, flaps, and port wheel.
2 April 1942Allotted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
6 April 1942Received by No. 7 Service Flying Training School, RAAF.
31 May 1943Crashed at Chiltern, Victoria.
Pilot: FRANCIS ALBERT ROBERTSON, RAAF 428851 (Survived)
10 June 1943Allotted to Clyde Engineering, ex No. 7 SFTS, for repairs.
16 July 1943Allotted to No. 2 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for conversion.
25 August 1943Converted to components.

References

Cassidy, B. 2017 How a RAAF teenage trainee pilot crashed a Wirraway plane on Chiltern home and survived. ABC News. 27 September. Retrieved 30 September 2017 from <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-27/road-back-home-barrie-cassidy-on-chiltern-raaf-crashlanding/8457816>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Wirraway A20-1 to A20-305, A10297, BLOCK 107.

Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 30 September 2017.


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