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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155020
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1969
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra PR.9
Owner/operator:13 Squadron Royal Air Force (13 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XH130
C/n / msn: SH.1720
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ta' Hlantun, near Safi -   Malta
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:RAF Hal Far, Malta
Narrative:
Written off 26/03/1969: Crashed in a field at Ta' Hlantun near Safi, whilst in the circuit for a landing at RAF Hal-Far on arrival from Cyprus. XH130 went in after rolling to port and diving inverted into the ground. Both crew killed

F/Lt Roger Thomas was 25 and his Nav was F/Off Robert Newton age 27, the parachutes did not inflate, there was uncertainty as to the cause

XH130 was attempting to land at Hal Far, as RAF Luqa was closed at the time due to runway resurfacing work

Sources:

http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19601969/tabid/652/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/203sqn/conversations/topics/4510
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/101153-raf-canberra-losses-malta.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Apr-2013 22:45 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 07:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport]

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