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On this day …….. 28th of January 1942

An inquest was held on this day in 1942, into the death of two men who were hit by an aircraft in a paddock outside Benalla. The aircraft, was making an emergency landing, after experiencing engine trouble. The men were two farmers, George Forshaw and Russell Fleming. At the time, they were fighting a bushfire, together with two policemen. The two policemen were injured. The inquest return a verdict of accidental death.

 

 

On this day …….. 28th of January 1942

An inquest was held on this day in 1942, into the death of two men who were hit by an aircraft in a paddock outside Benalla. The aircraft, was making an emergency landing, after experiencing engine trouble. The men were two farmers, George Forshaw and Russell Fleming. At the time, they were fighting a bushfire, together with two policemen. The two policemen were injured. The inquest return a verdict of accidental death.