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Aircraft crash showing engine - Single seat Scout Experimenter prefix A2 crashed at the opening of Parliament on 9 May 1927 on Rottenbury Hill at the site of St Marks Church, Blackall Street, Barton - Pilot Flying Officer EWEN was killed and is buried in St John's churchyard - See Canberra Times 13 May 1927 for details

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Aircraft crash showing engine - Single seat Scout Experimenter prefix A2 crashed at the opening of Parliament on 9 May 1927 on Rottenbury Hill at the site of St Marks Church, Blackall Street, Barton - Pilot Flying Officer EWEN was killed and is buried in St John's churchyard - See Canberra Times 13 May 1927 for details

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January 1921–December 1935

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Zoe D'Arcy updated the location of this photograph.
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Rod Dunne says:
November 19 2012

This is most unlikely to be a photograph of the RAAF SE5a A2-24 that crashed during the opening of Parliament House on 9 May 1927. A photograph of the wreckage in the Canberra Times on 13 May 1927 shows an unburnt aircraft.

This is almost certainly the remains of a 3 Squadron RAAF DH9 A6-28 that crashed and burned at Canberra on 11 February 1926 killing both crew, Flg Off P.M. Pitt and AC1 W.E. Callander.

For more information see the Federal Capital Pioneer of 27 February 1926 and Archives file A705, 32/10/403

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