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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154835
Last updated: 29 April 2021
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Date:17-JUL-1962
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: WH742
MSN: 711272
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:
Built by English Electric 14/08/1953. Delivered to RAF as B.2 WH742. Served with 27 and 9 Squadrons, including service in Suez crisis against Egypt in 1956. Struck off charge 25/11/1957 and allocated to Short Brothers & Harland Ltd at Belfast for coversion to Canberra U.10

Converted to U.10, first flight as such 11/12/59. Delivered to RAAF 04/01/60 at Edinburgh SA. Destroyed by a missile 17/07/62. Written off 08/08/62 including installed Avons Nos. 4796 and 4710
Nose reported at RAF Shawbury Fire Station, 1986

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses_drones.htm
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a84.shtml
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424410
http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_257.shtml


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Apr-2013 23:21 Dr. John Smith Added

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