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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21047
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:29-JAN-1971
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: WH874
C/n / msn: SH1631
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coxmoor, 1.5 miles S of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cottesmore (EGXJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Canberras of 360 Squadron, RAF (T.17 WH874 and T.4 WJ862) collided over Sutton-in-Ashfield near Mansfield, Notts when flying in formation and crashed. All crew members - two in the T.17 and three in the T.4 - ejected safely. The aircraft crashed at Coxmoor, Nottinghamshire

Crew of Canberra T.17 were Flying Officer Alan Threadgould (pilot) and Flying Officer Chris R. Pitt. Flying Officer Alan Threadgould later ejected from Hawk T.1 XX197 on 13.5.1988

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/project/year_pages/1971.htm#jan
http://www.360sqn.org.uk/360WATNow.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205095730


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 09:51 JINX Added
15-Mar-2012 11:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2013 03:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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