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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146890
Last updated: 27 June 2020
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Date:05-APR-1955
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic F86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadair Sabre F4 (F-86E)
Owner/operator:67 Squadron Royal Air Force (67 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XB634
C/n / msn: 437
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mi E of RAF Wildenrath -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wildenrath (EDUW)
Destination airport:RAF Wildenrath (EDUW)
Narrative:
Canadair CL-13 (F-86E) Sabre F4: Diverted to RAF before RCAF serial 19537 marked, became XB634. First flight on 21 January 1953. Delivered 4 May 1953. Used by No. 67 Squadron in Germany as "B".

Crashed on 5 April 1955, when collided with Anson TX238 of 2nd TAF Communications Flight, while on approach to make a landing at RAF Wildenrath, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany. The Sabre pilot had been warned of the Anson ahead of him but continued his approach. Both crews were considered as responsible for the accident as they failed to see each other and failed to adhere to approach procedures. Sabre pilot killed, plus 2 fatalities in the Anson.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.170 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 10)
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1955.htm
4. http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_19501_19550_detailed.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=XB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Jul-2012 21:57 Daniel Nole Added
21-Dec-2013 17:31 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Jan-2020 19:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2020 22:42 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Jun-2020 15:18 TB Updated [Location]
27-Jun-2020 15:18 TB Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]

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