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Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Date:05-JUL-1967
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: XH177
C/n / msn: SH1741
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Luqa -   Malta
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5/7/1967: In December 1965, XH177 was declared Cat4R due to cracks in the main spar. This was upgraded to Cat.5(c) in April 1966 meaning that the aircraft was no longer repairable or flyable. It was struck off charge at Luqa on 5 July 1967.

Somehow the nose section found its way back to the UK and was bought for preservation by the Wales Aircraft Museum. This outfit now seems defunct and XH177's nose, in a fairly sorry state, ended up at Hanningfield Metals scrapyard in Essex. However, it was later "rescued" from Essex and transported to the Newark Air Museum

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1967.htm
2. http://www.bywat.co.uk/xh177.html
3. http://www.canberracrazy.co.uk/XH177.jpg
4. http://www.mikeandclaire.co.uk/UKScenery/Newark/pages/englishelectriccanberrapr9xh177cockpit.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2013 20:37 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Nov-2018 15:52 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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