Date & Time: Oct 27, 1927 at 0830 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.9
Operator:
Registration:
A6-3
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Point Cook - Point Cook
MSN:
D1127
Country:
Australia
Region:
Oceania
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
86
Captain / Total hours on type:
22
Circumstances:
The pilot Clarence C. Seach was performing a solo training flight around Melbourne and left the Point Cook airbase early in the morning. While cruising around Healesville, he encountered technical problems and reduced his altitude to make an emergency landing. Aircraft eventually came out of control and crashed in a huge explosion, killing the pilot.
Probable cause:
Technical problem.