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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155082
Last updated: 25 January 2021
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Date:17-OCT-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra U.10
Owner/operator:WRE Woomera
Registration: WJ987
C/n / msn: R3/EA3/6612
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woomera, South Australia -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Edinburgh, South Australia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Built by Avro 30/09/53. Delivered to RAF as B.2 WJ987 16/10/1953; served with 76 Squadron. Struck off charge 31/10/1957 upon transfer to Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast as part of the Canberra U.10 drone conversion programme

Converted to U.10 (second aircraft converted) first flight as such 04/02/58. Delivered to RAAF 14/03/59 at Edinburgh SA. Allocated call sign VM-HDQ

Shot down by missile 17/10/59 at Woomera, SA. Written off 13/11/59 including installed Avons Nos. 618 and 242.

Sources:

http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//2a84.shtml
http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WJ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Apr-2013 23:05 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Apr-2013 23:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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