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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154814
Last updated: 26 January 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra U.10
Owner/operator:1 ATU, WRE Woomera
Registration: WH729
C/n / msn: 71199
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edinburgh, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Edinburgh, South Australia
Destination airport:
Built by English Electric 28/05/53. Delivered to RAF as B.2 WH729. Served with 21, 27 and 9 Squadrons, including in combat operations in the Suez crisis against Egypt (flown by Wing. Commander Peter Helmore in a raid against Radio Cairo, on 2/11/1956). Struck off charge 8/10/1957 upon transfer to Short Brothers & Harland in Belfast for conversion to Canberra U.10

Converted to U.10, first flight as such 20/10/59. Delivered to RAAF 02/12/59 at Edinburgh, SA. Destroyed by missile (probably a Bloodhound 2 SAM) on 14/04/64 near Edinburgh, SA


Revision history:

05-Apr-2013 15:32 Dr. John Smith Added
05-Apr-2013 15:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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