Human Death in the Australian Capital Territory: Accidental Human Deaths in the Australian Capital Territory Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158051243

Published: June 12th 2010

Paperback

40 pages


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Human Death in the Australian Capital Territory: Accidental Human Deaths in the Australian Capital Territory  by  Books LLC

Human Death in the Australian Capital Territory: Accidental Human Deaths in the Australian Capital Territory by Books LLC
June 12th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781158051243 | 5.76 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Accidental Human Deaths in the Australian Capital Territory,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Accidental Human Deaths in the Australian Capital Territory, Cemeteries in the Australian Capital Territory, Deaths by Firearm in the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra Air Disaster, 1940, Brudenell White, James Fairbairn, Henry Gullett, Royal Canberra Hospital Implosion, Geoffrey Street, David Branson, Colin Winchester, Woden Cemetery.

Excerpt: The Canberra air disaster of 1940 was a plane crash that occurred near Canberra, the capital of Australia, on 13 August 1940, during World War II. The six passengers, including three members of the Australian Cabinet and the Chief of the General Staff, and the four crew were all killed. The deaths of the three cabinet ministers severely weakened the United Australia Party government of Robert Menzies and contributed to its fall in 1941. The Ministers, General White and their staff were being flown from Melbourne to Canberra for a Cabinet meeting on an RAAF Lockheed Hudson bomber flown by an experienced RAAF officer, Flight Lieutenant Robert Hitchcock.

The Melbourne Herald reported: The plane was seen by watchers at the Canberra Aerodrome and the Air Force station to circle the drome, and then rise and head south. It disappeared behind a low tree-dotted hill. There was an explosion and a sheet of flame, followed by a dense cloud of smoke...

The Canberra Fire Brigade and ambulances from Queanbeyan and Canberra, as well as several Air Force tenders, arrived soon afterwards and fire extinguishers were played on the blazing wreckage. After about half-an-hour, when the blaze had died down, it was seen that the entire undercarriage, wings and structural supports of the plane had been torn away and were a smouldering mass in which were the charred bodies of those on board. Two other Cabinet ministers,... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=3516686



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