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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142143
Last updated: 26 May 2019
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Date:20-JAN-1956
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra PR Mk.7
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT505
C/n / msn: 71352
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ponsonby Fell, near Gosforth, 5 miles SE of Calder Bridge, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wyton (QUY/EGUY)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Flew into high ground at Ponsonby Fell, near Gosforth, five miles SE of Calder Bridge, Cumberland. Crew:
F/O William Falconer Wilfred Ninian GOUGH (pilot) RAF - killed
F/O Douglas CORNFORTH (nav.) RAF - killed

Note that the official accident report (held at the National Archives at Kew) gives the crash location as being at "near Ambleside, Westmorland,"

Sources:

http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/lake-district/english-electric-canberra-wt505-ponsonby-fell/
www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950_-_1959_16.html]
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424441


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jan-2012 14:22 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Jan-2012 00:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
12-Apr-2013 13:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Aug-2013 14:57 Nepa Updated [Narrative]

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