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Art - Lutana Tragedy 1948:
Captain Drummond's Last Flight

Click here to read the
full account of the
"Lutana" tragedy
   



Douglas C-47A "Lutana",
Archerfield, Brisbane c.1947
(Photograph Gus Grulke)


Lutana Tragedy 1948:
Captain Drummond's
Last Flight
2013
Oil and acrylic on canvas
157.5 x 160.6 cm



Top of the Crawney
Range where the Lutana
first impacted, as seen
today from the
Nundle/Timor road 

First impact, on top of the
range. ‘Lutana’ first tore
through the tops of these
trees (above and right).

It then travelled some
hundreds of metres before
impacting the side of the
mountain and bursting
into flames

Lutana coffee urn at the
Nundle Museum

Lutana undercarriage
locking ram
(PHN Collection)

I was very interested in the
Lutana crash from my early
years. No one around here
could tell me much. So I
elected to write to what
then was the Department
of Civil Aviation (DCA).