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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155076
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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Date:31-MAR-1960
Time:
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Butterworth, Malaya
Narrative:
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

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a84.shtml


Revision history:

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

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