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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155024
Last updated: 29 October 2020
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Date:06-OCT-1972
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: XH172
C/n / msn: SH.1736
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 3 miles E of RAF stn Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Narrative:
Written off 06/10/1972: The aircraft was part of a formation flypast to mark the end of a detachment to Akrotiri, Cyprus. It turned to fly over the airfield but pitched down and crashed into the Mediterranean Sea three miles east of the base killing the two crew. It is considered that it flew through the wake of another aircraft and stalled

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1972.htm
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?94948-Canberra-PR-9-Paint-Scheme
http://www.aero-pics.co.uk/miscellany/Canberra%20PR%20Mk.9%20XH172%20Masirah%2018051972%20D125-09.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2013 00:40 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 07:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
10-Sep-2014 06:03 Nick Ireland Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Narrative]

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