On 29 September 1940, a mid-air collision occurred over Brocklesby, New
South Wales, Australia. Two Avro Ansons of No. 2 Service Flying
Training School RAAF were on a cross-country navigational exercise and
made a banking turn at an altitude of 1,000 feet (300 metres). Leading
Aircraftman Leonard Fuller lost sight of the aircraft below him, and the
pair collided, locking together and knocking out the upper Anson's
engines. The lower Anson's turret wedged into the other's port wing
root, its fin and rudder balancing the upper aircraft's port tailplane.
Both navigators and the pilot of the lower Anson bailed out. Fuller
found that he was able to control the interlocked aircraft using his
ailerons and flaps, together with the still-functioning engines on the
machine underneath. After flying for five miles (eight kilometres), he
made an emergency landing in a paddock. All four crewmen survived the
incident, and the upper Anson was repaired and returned to flight
service. The freak accident garnered news coverage around the world and,
according to the Greater Hume Shire Council, it remains Brocklesby's
"main claim to fame".
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1940_Brocklesby_mid-air_collision>
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