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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20520
Last updated: 16 July 2021
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Date:10-NOV-1954
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:Armstrong Siddeley Motors Ltd
Registration: WD933
MSN: 71013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bitteswell, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Bitteswell, Leicestershire
Destination airport:Bitteswell, Leicestershire
Narrative:
EE Canberra WD933: Delivered 13/4/51. Not delivered to the RAF, retained by Vickers Armstrongs Ltd., Weybridge, and then (from April 1952) as the Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire AS.3, AS.6 and AS.7 engine testbed: Written off 10/11/1954, Engines would not relight, crash landed and overturned at Bitteswell, Leicestershire

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.165 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.30)
3. English Electric Canberra: The History and Development of a Classic Jet By Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
4. National Archives Coventry: Armstrong Siddeley Motors Experimental (Flight Section) File PA1716/4/5/116 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/ebb8e29d-d026-4024-969c-7af7a66ce116
5. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/269642-canberra-hours-3.html
6. http://www.aviationbanter.com/showthread.php?t=162438
7. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1954/1954
8. https://www.airphotographicinternational.com/products/wd933-english-electric-canberra-b-2sapphire-raf-farnborough-1952


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2008 15:54 JINX Added
10-Apr-2013 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Source, Narrative]
30-Jul-2013 01:23 Dave Starky Updated [Operator, Total occupants]
27-Apr-2020 23:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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