Crash of a Pilatus PC-6/B1-H2 Turbo Porter in Point Cook: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 7, 1983
Operator:
Registration:
A14-702
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
MSN:
725
YOM:
1969
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Aircraft flight hours:
7267
Circumstances:
The pilot, sole on board, was completing a demo flight at RAAF Point Cook. While making a low pass, he lost control of the aircraft that stalled and crashed, bursting into flames. The pilot was killed.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.84 Dragon I in Point Cook: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 15, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
VH-AGC
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
2045
YOM:
1943
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Point Cook Airport on a local flight, while climbing, the twin engine airplane went out of control and crashed. The pilot, sole on board, was killed.

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson I on Mt Torbreck: 4 killed

Date & Time: May 16, 1940 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A4-4
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Point Cook – Pearce – Camden
Flight number:
8BNA
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew left RAAF Point Cook at 1145LT on a flight to Camden with an intermediate stop in RAAF Pearce. While flying south of Eildon in foggy conditions, the pilot did not realize his altitude was insufficient. The twin engine aircraft hit the slope of Mt Torbreck located northeast of Melbourne and was destroyed by impact forces. All rescue operations were suspended after few days as no trace of the aircraft was found. Eventually, the wreckage was located on January 24, 1941, no more than 200 feet from the summit. All four occupants were killed.
Crew (14th Squadron):
F/O Anthony Ashby Daniel,
Cpl Ivan Lapen Stowdor,
Cpl Francis Ettiene Hyland,
Cpl Herman Fred Sass.
Final Report:

Crash of an Avro 652 Anson I in Richmond: 5 killed

Date & Time: Dec 18, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N4887
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Richmond – Point Cook
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Richmond Airport, while in initial climb, the twin engine aircraft stalled and crashed on a golf course. All five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
It was determined that the loss of control was caused by an engine failure shortly after rotation.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60 Moth in Point Cook: 2 killed

Date & Time: Nov 29, 1939 at 1135 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A7-62
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
1355
YOM:
1929
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from Point Cook airbase, while climbing, a wing failed. The aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field located 3 km from the airport. Both pilots were killed.
Crew (1st FTS):
F/O R. T. Vincent,
P/O J. R. Whitford.
Probable cause:
Structure failure on a wing.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60 Moth in Point Cook: 1 killed

Date & Time: Dec 9, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A7-31
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
The pilot (Sgt Sommerville) was performing a circular training flight at Point Cook Airbase. On final approach, his Moth collided with a RAAF Avro 643 Cadet registered A6-9. Both aircraft crashed and while Sgt Sommerville was killed, the second pilot was injured. Both aircraft wreckage are seen on the photo (A6-9 in the foreground and A7-31 in the background).
Probable cause:
According to RAAF, the Avro Cadet's pilot did not follow approach procedures and safe separation distance.

Crash of a De Havilland DH.60X Moth in Werribee

Date & Time: Jul 9, 1930
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A7-6
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
549
YOM:
1928
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
In flight, while practicing landing, crew was forced to attempt an emergency landing for unknown reason. While the aircraft was damaged beyond repair, both occupants were injured.

Crash of an Avro 504K in Point Cook

Date & Time: Oct 17, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A3-35
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
H9834
YOM:
1920
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot H.O. Woodhouse was performing a training flight when the aircraft crashed in unknown circumstances near the Point Cook airbase. Pilot was injured and aircraft was destroyed.

Crash of an Avro 504K in Point Cook

Date & Time: Sep 21, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A3-30
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
E3745
YOM:
1918
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Pilot R.V. Griffin was performing a training flight at Point Cook. For unknown reason, he was forced to make an emergency landing. While he was unhurt, aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of an Avro 504K in Point Cook

Date & Time: Sep 6, 1928
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
A3-49
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing for unknown reason. Pilot was injured.