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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154841
Last updated: 21 August 2020
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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:WRE Woomera
Registration: WH885
C/n / msn: SH.1642
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 30/12/53. Delivered to RAF as B.2 WH885 on 28/1/1954. Served with 115, 90 and 6 Squadrons. Struck off charge 29/9/1960 when transferred to Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast for use in the Canberra U.10 drone conversion programme

Converted to U.10, first flight as such 10/04/62. Delivered to RAAF 09/06/62 at Edinburgh SA.

Crashed 01/04/64 at Woomera, South Australia, when control lost whilst being remotely piloted from the ground. The "self destruct" switch was activated,and the aircraft was destroyed in flight.
(The aircraft is recorded as having been "destroyed in an accident" and NOT "shot down by a missile"). Written off charge 19/05/64 and remains scrapped


Revision history:

07-Apr-2013 03:38 Dr. John Smith Added
07-Apr-2013 03:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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