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Negative - Ballarat District, Victoria, pre 1940 Image Reg. No: MM 001550

Description Of Content:
A group of people inspecting the wreckage of RAAF biplane A5-4 which crashed on Mt Buninyong, on 12 Dec 1939. There appears to be a heavy fog.
The aircraft has landed facing down a steep slope with the right (port) side wing shattered against to tree trunks.

The aircraft was a Westland Wapiti Mk.IA delivered to the Royal Australian Airforce on 29 March 1929. The airframe was later recovered and became Instructional Airframe No.3 28 Oct 1940.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Lesla Coad, 1985
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: accidents, aeroplanes, biplanes
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Safety & Regulation
Tertiary Classification: aircraft crashes
Model Name/Number: Wapiti Mk.IA
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Mount Buningyong, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, Dec 1939
Creator: Edwin Gullock, pre 1940
Aircraft Depicted: RAAF, Dec 1939
References: ADF Aircraft Serial Numbers website, http://www.adf-serials.com/1a5.shtml, viewed 20/05/2010.

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