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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21045
Last updated: 20 August 2017
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Date:30-NOV-1981
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra T.Mk.17
Owner/operator:360 Sqn RAF
Registration: WH872
C/n / msn: SH1629
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAE Bedford, Thurleigh, Bedfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Destination airport:RAE Bedford (EGVW)
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) as a T.17 "W" of 360 Squadron: it aquaplaned on landing at RAE Bedford on 30/11/81 and the pilot retracted the undercarriage to stop. It was seen on the dump there on 21/2/82.

Retained for ground instructional use as GI airframe 8492M for training with the Battle Damage Repair Flight at RAF Marham. Cut up for scrap in 1990, the nose section ended up with the Newark Aircraft Museum at Newark, Nottinghamshire

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1981.htm
3. http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=35982
4. http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1189906/
5. http://www.360sqn.org.uk/360WATNow.htm

Canberra T17 WH872 in service with 360 Sqn in 1977The Aviation Photo Company: English Electric Canberra &emdash; RAF 360 Squadron English Electric Canberra T.17 WH872/W (1977)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 09:44 JINX Added
16-Feb-2012 03:35 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2013 02:21 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jul-2013 03:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Embed code]

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