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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152447
Last updated: 18 April 2021
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Time:15:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.(I) 8
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XM270
C/n / msn: EEP/71624
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Friedrichsdorf, near RAF GŁtersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia. -   Germany
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF GŁtersloh (GUT/ETUO)
XM270 spun into the ground during a GCA (Ground Controlled Approach) to GŁtersloh, West Germany.
(Reportedly due to engine fire). Aircraft came down when approaching GŁtersloh from the east and crashed at Friedrichsdorf. The pilot (Flying Officer T. D. Taylor) ejected but the navigator (Flying Officer James Lanfranchi) was killed. It was the first fatal accident for 16 Sqn after several years.
Must have been 6 June 1966. The 16 Sqn F540 state this date. And 5.6.1966 was a Sunday. Normally no flying onSundays.



Revision history:

11-Jan-2013 08:52 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Apr-2013 08:19 Nepa Updated [Operator]
09-Sep-2013 01:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-May-2015 09:17 95i Updated [Narrative]
28-Oct-2019 19:49 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 22:01 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
05-Feb-2020 11:04 stehlik49 Updated [Location, Operator]

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