CRASH OF A SUPERMARINE SEAGULL
NEAR WARBURTON, VIC,
ON 26 OCTOBER 1939

 

A Supermarine Seagull, A2-7 of 10 Squadron RAAF crashed at 10:00 am near Warburton in Victoria on 26 October 1939. This was 10 Squadron's first Seagull accident. A2-7 suffered an engine failure near Warburton during a local area familiarisation flight by Flying Officer Magnus May and his crew of Aircraftsman Frank Kolbe and Stan Bordiss. The 3 crew members were all injured when the Seagull crashed into the heavily timbered area near Warburton. They were admitted to the Caulfield Military Hospital.

A2-7 was converted to components on 31 May 1940.

 

A2-7 before the crash in October 1939

 

A2-7 after the crash

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Maritime is Number Ten - The Sunderland Era"
by Flight Lieutenant K.C. Baff, RAAF

 

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