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Last updated: 31 March 2021
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Date:28-APR-1965
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: WH705
C/n / msn: 71171
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woomera, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Woomera, South Australia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WH705: EE Canberra B.2, delivered 24/02/1953, and served with 231 OCU, 115 and 139 Squadrons, and 231 OCU again until struck off charge 29/9/1960 when transferred to Short Bros & Harland for the Canberra U.10 drone conversion programme

Converted to U.10 drone, first flight as such 19/04/62. To Australia on U.10 programme as VH-HDW. Delivered to Edinburgh, SA, 26/07/62, the last U.10 received.

Written off 28/4/1965: Destroyed by a Thunderbird 2 SAM during missile tests at Woomera range, South Australia.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses_drones.htm
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?89155-Photos-from-Woomera
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a84.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Apr-2013 14:34 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 14:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 21:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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