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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154988
Last updated: 26 February 2021
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Date:11-JUN-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.(I) 8
Owner/operator:14 Squadron Royal Air Force (14 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT363
C/n / msn: S&H.6
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Annendaal, near Roermond -   Netherlands
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 11/06/1968: WT363 lost its tail and crashed following a mid-air collision over Roermond, Netherlands with Canberra B(I).8 XM278. The crew ejected safely (pilot was Flt. Lt. George N. Morris). WT363 crashed at Annendaal, Netherlands. XM278 landed safely at Bruggen and was repaired

Flt Lt George Morris was later posted to flying Nimrods (MR.1's). His recounting of the Canberra incident is actually quite hilarious. He was later awarded a medal (presented to him by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands), for avoiding crashing into a school. He had absolutely no idea there was a school there as he had his hands pretty full at the time with the flying control responses, or lack of them. However, he thought it would be churlish to refuse the honour!

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
http://www.bywat.co.uk/gallb8-2.html
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194559/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1968.htm#jun
http://wolfmansmemories.jimdo.com/verluste-losses/
https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/377256-canberra-crash-near-roermond-11-jun-68-a.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2013 23:06 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 07:23 Nepa Updated [Operator]
18-Oct-2018 14:56 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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