ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20540
Last updated: 18 January 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

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
Departure airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
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


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

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]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description