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Jet Crash Victims'   Funerals Today    

IPSWICH, June 17 - The funerals of the three victims

of Wednesday's Canberra jet bomber crash at Amberley RAAF station will take place tomorrow after a combined

service in the Air Force chappel at Amberley.  

Two of the crash victims, Flight - Lieutenant Francis Noel Davis, D.F.C., of East   Ipswich, and Flight-Lieutenant David Charles Nicholls, of  

Sydney, will be cremated at

the Mt Thompson Crema-   torium. The third pilot, Pilot

Officer F. B. Adler, of Mel- bourne, will be buried at Lut-  

wyche Cemetery.

The Director of Flying

Safety, Wing Commander C. F. Brown, of Melbourne, and Flight- Lieutenant Wittmann, of   Williamtown (NSW.), a   member of the RAAF Court  

of Inquiry, arrived at Amber-

ley this afternoon. Two other members of the court. Wing  

Commander D. R. Cuming, who  

will preside at the inquiry, and  

Squadron Leader Leopold, will arrive tomorrow morning from   Melbourne.  

Wing Commander Cuming is   the RAAF"s chief test pilot   and jet bomber expert. He   ferried the first Canberra jet to Australia from England.

Today the RAAF officially   denied rumours that the crash-  

ed jet was testing new engine equipment still on the secret

list. It was stated that the Canberra had taken off only a short time before the crash on

a normal training flight, con- verting crews of Lincoln bomb-  

ers to jet flying.  

An Air Force spokesman said that the plane had made a cir- cuit of the aerodrome and was coming in on a simulated   landing approach, with its wheels down, when the motors appeared to cut and it spun into the ground.

Salvage crews worked last  

night clearing the scattered wreckage, which lay at the intersection of the two main runways. The runways were

clear by this morning and   Amberley was open for normal  

operations.    

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