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Death in the air & life on the ground at Mascot Aerodrome

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Mascot Library & George Hanna Memorial Museum

2 Hatfield Street

Mascot, NSW 2020

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Aircraft accidents are extraordinary events, especially in our world of routine air travel. However, from its first flights in 1919 to the big jets of the early 1970s, Mascot Aerodrome was the site of numerous fatal crashes and some terrifying near-misses.

Come and hear Dr Peter Hobbins talk about a number of these accidents including a light aircraft spinning into the ground and an airliner breaking up mid-air over Botany Bay. In telling these stories of death in the air, this talk explores how they also help us understand everyday life on the ground at Mascot from the earliest days of Sydney Airport.

DOORS OPEN AT 1.45PM

Image: Mascot Aerodrome, c.1930s STATE LIBRARY OF VICTORIA (2394324)

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Mascot Library & George Hanna Memorial Museum

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