ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154836
Last updated: 25 March 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

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, LRWRE Woomera
Registration: WH860
C/n / msn: SH.1617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woomera, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Woomera, South Australia
Destination airport:
Built by Shorts 30/04/53 (one of 144 built by Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast). Delivered to RAF as B.2 WH860 on 06/05/1953 Served with 57, 27 and 21 Squadrons, and the RAF Khormaksar Station Flight. Served in Suez crisis against Egypt in 1956 with 27 Squadron.

Struck off charge 23/9/1960 upon transfer to Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast for conversion to Canberra U.10

Converted to U.10, first flight as such 10/04/62. Delivered to RAAF 18/04/62 at Edinburgh SA. Destroyed by Bloodhound 2 SAM at Woomera 24/11/64. Written off charge 15/12/64.


Revision history:

07-Apr-2013 00:59 Dr. John Smith Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description