Beaufort A9 350 crashed on Saddleback Mountain near Gerringong in November 1943. Records for the crash do exist but I am looking for the Court of Inquiry papers which seem to have vanished although they are mentioned in the files of some of the airmen who were killed in the accident.

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Comment by Graeme John Kenderdine on May 2, 2018 at 22:38
Haven’t managed to locate the Beaufort COI papers yet either.
Have copies of the files on all 5 crew members.
I am researching three defence force aircraft that crashed within a few miles of each other.
Hawker Demon A1-62 that crashed near Fountaindale (the other side of Saddleback Mountain) on the 23 November 1939 - crash plaque located today, Pilot died;
Bristol Beaufort A9-350;
Fairey Firefly WD869 that crashed on the Barren Grounds escarpment above Foxground (just south west of Saddleback Mountain) on the 19 March 1957, 2 crew perished.
Will let you know if I manage to locate the Beaufort missing documents.
Comment by kim fawkes on October 14, 2019 at 16:36

I have no information on A9-350 which I know is of no help but as I am writing a history on RAAF Beauforts I would welcome anything you may like to contribute. One aircraft I am looking for details on is A9-303 which crashed at East Sale on 13/9/43. Cause of the crash was given as carbon monoxide poisoning of the crew (the family of the instructor were told this) but I do not believe carbon monoxide contributed to or even caused the accident. I cannot find the Court of Inquiry report so if anyone comes across it can you please let me know. Cheers, Kim


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