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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20540
Last updated: 18 January 2020
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Date:20-AUG-1952
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:231 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (231 OCU RAF)
Registration: WE116
C/n / msn: 71079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile N of Therfield, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 20/8/1952: Flew into the ground and then some trees after returning from night navex and blew up 1 mile N of Therfield, Hertfordshire. All three crew killed.
Pilot Officer John H. Vincent - aged 20
Pilot Officer Peter Tinley - aged 20
Pilot Officer John L. Edmiston - aged 24

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2008 23:09 JINX Added
03-Apr-2013 23:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Sep-2016 16:36 Robbo Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2018 21:22 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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