Tiger Moth A17-96
|Aircraft Model:||De Havilland Tiger Moth|
|Units:||No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF|
No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF
|16 September 1940||Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force, ex De Havilland, with Engine No. 86206.|
|24 September 1940||Allotted to No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.|
|24 December 1941||Aircraft force landed two miles east of Yanco after suffering engine failure. Overturned during landing causing damage to rudder, upper mainplanes, and airscrew.|
Pilot: LAC DOUGLAS CONNELL, RAAF 413827 (Uninjured)
|23 December 1942||Allotted to De Havilland, Mascot, for overhaul.|
|4 January 1943||Issued to De Havilland, Mascot.|
|15 February 1943||Received by No. 2 Aircraft Park, RAAF, ex De Havilland.|
|22 February 1943||Received by No. 5 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF, for storage.|
|25 February 1943||Allotted to No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.|
|8 March 1943||Received by No. 11 Elementary Flying Training School, RAAF.|
|15 June 1943||Aircraft collided with Tiger Moth A17-537 at an altitude of 60 feet soon after take-off from Benalla.|
Pilot: LAC JOHN ROBERT DOWER, RAAF 428628 (Killed)
|17 June 1943||Allotted to No. 7 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for conversion.|
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Tiger Moth A17 [Accidents Part 23] [Collisions between aircraft], A9845, 87.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Aircraft status cards - Tiger Moth A17-1 to A17-99, A10297, BLOCK 85.
National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Tiger Moth A17 [Accidents Part 4], A9845, 34.
Wilson, S. 1994 Tiger Moth, CT-4, Wackett & Winjeel in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.
Record updated on 24 December 2017.
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