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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155076
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.20
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
Registration: A84-239
C/n / msn: 39
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Butterworth, Malaya -   Malaysia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Butterworth, Malaya
First flight 06/12/56. Delivered 04/04/57. Crashed on landing 31/03/60 at Butterworth Malaysia. Ken Jackson adds; "My father was stationed at Butterworth at the time. The one thing I can remember of this crash was Dad saying that the starboard engine was still at absolute screaming full throttle when the aircraft finally came to a stop after the crash. The fuel cut-off switches would not work from the cockpit so the pilots couldn't turn it off! It ran that way for a full 15 minutes or so with the pilots and rescue crews all looking on in disbelief. Finally one of the engine fitters armed with a hacksaw walked onto the wing and opened an inspection hatch and cut through the fuel line of the 'never say die' engine". Converted to componants in situ June 1960


Revision history:

13-Apr-2013 20:45 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2016 10:15 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn]

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