THE LOSS OF FIREFLY WD869  

WD869 was an AS6 series Firefly and would have looked very similar to her sister WD915 shown above.

At 9:28, on the return leg of their journey, they crashed near the top of the mountains surrounding the valley of Foxground.   Several Foxground residents witnessed the crash and they all said that they had seen the aircraft flying very low before it crashed, exploding on impact.   One of these residents immediately contacted Police Sergeant L. Daley from Berry who took his Jeep and six other Foxground residents up as far as it was possible to drive.
A Vary light was seen to rise shortly after the crash and there was a faint hope that someone may have survived.    It was later determined that the cartridge had been ignited by the intense heat from the burning fuselage.
After leaving the Jeep, Sgt Daley and his team battled their way up the mountain in the extremely thick bush for an hour and a half, trying to reach anyone that might have survived.


WD869 was an AS6 series Firefly and would have looked very similar to her sister WD915 shown above.

At 9:28, on the return leg of their journey, they crashed near the top of the mountains surrounding the valley of Foxground. Several Foxground residents witnessed the crash and they all said that they had seen the aircraft flying very low before it crashed, exploding on impact. One of these residents immediately contacted Police Sergeant L. Daley from Berry who took his Jeep and six other Foxground residents up as far as it was possible to drive.
A Vary light was seen to rise shortly after the crash and there was a faint hope that someone may have survived. It was later determined that the cartridge had been ignited by the intense heat from the burning fuselage.
After leaving the Jeep, Sgt Daley and his team battled their way up the mountain in the extremely thick bush for an hour and a half, trying to reach anyone that might have survived.


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