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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20544
Last updated: 15 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra PR Mk 3
Owner/operator:540 Squadron Royal Air Force (540 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE149
C/n / msn: 71163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Wyton, Huntingdonshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Wyton (QUY/EGUY)
Destination airport:
Written off 12/8/1954: Lost power on overshoot and dived into ground at Wyton, Huntingdonshire. Both crew were killed
Possible failure of fuel transfer valve after take-off. Aircraft seen crashed facing the beginning of runway.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 23:36 JINX Added
12-Jan-2012 12:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
04-Apr-2013 00:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Oct-2013 18:26 Fernandez Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
13-Jul-2014 16:04 HB Updated [Location]

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