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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155028
Last updated: 22 March 2021
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Date:09-MAY-1967
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:3 Sqn Royal Air Force (3 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XH204
C/n / msn: S&H.8
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:8 miles NE of Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Geilenkirchen (G)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 09/05/1967: after coming out of a bombing run the starboard aileron jammed causing the aircraft to roll. The crew abandoned the aircraft and it crashed eight miles NE of Wesel, West Germany.

Per eyewitness report: "It was being flown by Ron Ledwidge and his navaigator Jack Stewart when its aileron controls jammed. Both Ron and Jack got out safely. Ron was awarded the Air Force Cross for his airmanship that day. This is a remarkable story, an example of true airmaship on Ron's part."

Ron Ledwidge AFC died on 28/07/2003

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://sg-etuo.de/Forum/CanberraXH204?userlang=en]
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1967.htm
http://www.bywat.co.uk/gallb8-2.html
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/354300-night-57-squadron-lost-canberra.html
https://www.pprune.org/flight-testing/96760-ron-ledwidge.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2013 01:52 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 02:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 07:22 Nepa Updated [Operator]
20-Apr-2014 19:29 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
04-Sep-2015 16:23 The Navigator Updated [Departure airport]
27-Jan-2020 17:53 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Apr-2020 19:56 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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