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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57344
Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1962
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B(I)6
Owner/operator:213 Squadron Royal Air Force (213 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT315
C/n / msn: 71463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile E of Elbergen -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen
Destination airport:
Narrative:
During formation flying WT310 went above WT315 to photograph it. Both crews lost sight of each other and collided. WT315 crashed one mile east of Elbergen, West Germany. Both crew on WT310 were killed, the pilot and navigator of WT315 ejected safely
Crew of WT315:
F/Lt. G.Willis (pilot) ejected through canopy at 800-1,000ft, 200-300 Knots IAS [fractured C.7/D.1 vertebrae], and Flying Officer M. F.Whittingham (Navigator) also ejected at 800-1,000ft, 200-300 Knots IAS [fracture dorsal vertebrae 4 & 5]

Sources:

http://213squadronassociation.homestead.com/TheColdWar.html#anchor_15520
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194548/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1962.htm#jan


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2013 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [[Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]]
28-May-2013 20:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
28-May-2013 20:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Dec-2015 17:36 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
07-Jan-2016 20:27 Heil Updated [Operator]

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