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Last updated: 9 October 2020
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Date:15-OCT-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra U.10
Owner/operator:WRE Woomera
Registration: WD929
C/n / msn: 71008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edinburgh, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Edinburgh, South Australia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This was a historically significant aircraft. It was the first production Canberra and was officially named as such by the Australian Prime Minister, Bob Menzies at a ceremony at Biggin Hill on 19/01/51.

Built by English Electric c/n 71008. First flight 08/10/50. Delivered to RAF as B.2 WD929 09/10/50. The historical significance of this aircraft amounted for nought as it was converted to U.10. target drone on 15/07/57. Allocated to WRE 19/05/59. Delivered to RAAF 30/05/59 at Edinburgh SA with installed Avon Mk 1 engines 4759 and 319. Destroyed by missile 15/10/59. Some relics survive at the South Australian Aviation Museum's storage facility

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a84.shtml
http://www.ukserials.com/losses_drones.htm


Images:

Photo of WD929 courtesy AirHistory.net


Adelaide-Wingfield / Sims Metal [ Off-Airport, gone ]
July 1967; (c) Geoff Goodall (via David Carter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Apr-2013 20:43 Dr. John Smith Added

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