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  CA-16 Wirraway Serial Number A20-722  
RAAF
1 FTS

Former Assignments
1 AD
7 AD

Aircraft History
Built by Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) during 1945. Constructors Number 1174.

Postwar
Assigned to 1AD on September 24, 1945. Next to 7AD on October 1, 1945. Then for storage on March 22, 1946 and stored July 29, 1946 at Tocumwal Airfield.

Next to Point Cook Airfield storage on October 15, 1948. Assigned to 1 Fighter Training Squadron (FTS) on October 22, 1948. Involved an accident on May 8, 1950 but not damaged afterwards to Point Cook Airfield on March 1, 1951.

On September 28, 1954 piloted by K C W Henry (uninjured) suffered an accident at Point Cook Airfield and afterwards was repaired.

On November 8, 1954 piloted by Senior Air Cadet P J Scully, A25033 uninjured at Point Cook Airfield and afterwards repaired.

On August 16, 1955 pilot Snr Air Cadet R J R Plumber, A25230 (uninjured) force landed 15 miles west of Point Cook due to engine failure.

Afterwards, approved for disposal on August 18, 1958 and stricken from charge at Point Cook Airfield after removing usable parts.

Wreckage
Remains purchased by farmer near Horsham, Victoria along with parts from Wirraway A20-512 and Wirraway A20-731 by Borg Sorenson of Melbourne, Victoria.

Restoration
During 1984-1994 restored and on September 22, 1992 registered VH-CAC. On June 8, 2002 this aircraft made its first flight after restoration. In 2009, purchased by Borg Sorensen of Wheelers Hill, VIC.

Display
Displayed at Old Aeroplane Company in Tyabb, Victoria

References
ADF Serials - Wirraway A20-722
RegoSearch - VH-CAC

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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