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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crash of a Tiger Moth north of Nhill, Victoria

Tiger Moth A17-751 of the Air Armament and Gas School (A.A. & G.S.) at Nhill in Victoria crashed 10 miles north of Nhill airfield on 4 May 1945. Flying Officer Keith Schofield (14937) of 1 Operational Training Unit (1 OTU) was killed. The pupil on board was LAC John Francis Considine (441907) who was seriously injured with a fractured left femur, fractured left tibia and fibula severe shock and generalised bruises and abrasions. The aircraft struck the ground in full flight whilst carrying out training circuits and precautionary flying training.