Kookaburra: The Most Compelling Story in Australia's Aviation Hi
Kookaburra: The Most Compelling Story in Australia's Aviation History - Dick Smith & Pedr Davis. Hardcover, 8" x 11", 130 pages.
"The ill-fated Kookaburra aeroplane's last flight ended with a forced landing south-east of Wave Hill in April 1929. The subsequent search for the aircraft (by air and land), and then the recovery of the bodies of Anderson and Hitchcock involved a number of trips to the area, and decades later, a number of expeditions trying to locate the remains of the aircraft. Once it was re-located in 1978, there was a separate recovery of the airframe, and subsequently a number of commemorative visits to the location.
The Kookaburra was located from the air by Lester Brain in the Atlanta. Brain had earlier piloted American Jim Stark in 1925 or 1925/26 in an aerial survey towards Tanami.
After the recovery of the bodies, 'the aeroplane Canberra, conveying the Minister for Home Affairs (Mr. Abbott) and his party, flew across the scene of the landing"
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