Accident Avro 504L A3-46, Wednesday 10 February 1926
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Date:Wednesday 10 February 1926
Type:Silhouette image of generic A504 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Avro 504L
Owner/operator:1 FTS RAAF
Registration: A3-46
MSN: H3034
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria
Destination airport:RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Ex-RAF H3034: Issued as Imperial Gift to Australia 504L seaplane in 1919. Packed in UK 02/01/20.
Assembled as seaplane H3034 at AAC CFS by 06/20. To Royal Australian Navy 08/07/20 for seaplane trials aboard battle cruiser HMAS Australia (crew Capt H F De La Rue).

Embarked 09/20 aboard light cruiser HMAS Melbourne (crew Capt J K Fryer-Smith and Lt W S J Walne). Sailed for New Guinea cruise 29/09/20. Aircraft unserviceable in 11/20. To CFS from HMAS Melbourne 28/01/21. To 1 FTS RAAF 31/03/21. To 1 FTS ‘F’ Flt 01/07/22 as A3-46. Reconditioned by 1 FTS early 1924, and in use at 1 FTS until 04/25.

Converted to landplane by 07/25, with 1 FTS until crashed at RAAF Point Cook, Melbourne, Victoria, 10/02/26 (pilot Commandant L G McColl). While the pilot was injured, aircraft was damaged beyond repair. Total flight time 171 hours. Approved for conversion to components 23/02/26 and struck off charge


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
06-Apr-2014 16:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2018 22:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
09-Jun-2022 20:33 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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