Owing to the insufficiency of the cleared space, the plane failed to raise high enough to clear the trees and struck a high tree with such force that it was practically wrecked. The photograph shows the machine after it had been cut down
Murray Studios Photo
The State Library of Queensland, John Oxley Blog has written up about the successful landing of the Peace Loan Aeroplane but the terribly unsuccessful take off disaster. Click here to read
Click and read the original Gympie Times article report from the 18 September 1919 below:
Click the link below for a high resolution view via the State Library of Queensland digitised item.