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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20528
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:4 FPP Royal Air Force (4 FPP RAF)
Registration: WD985
C/n / msn: 71056
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Queensferry, 1 mile SE of Sealand, Flintshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Cheshire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden, Cheshire
On 8 Apr 1952, WD985 Canberra B.2, of 4 Ferry Pool, crashed with nil casualties. The pilot was making his first solo on type and was assisted by another pilot, also undertaking his first flight in the type!

After 6 minutes airborne, the aircraft rejoined the circuit at RAF Hawarden, and the pilot began his downwind checks with the second pilot reading from the Pilots Notes checklist. The second pilot incorrectly operated the fuel switches during a fuel check and turned off the low pressure fuel cocks and pump switches in error. The Captain then carried out a forced landing in a field at Queensferry, near RAF Sealand.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 16:53 JINX Added
03-Apr-2013 22:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2013 16:16 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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