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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20744
Last updated: 8 January 2020
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Date:23-OCT-1953
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:RRE Royal Air Force (RRE RAF)
Registration: WF892
C/n / msn: 71093
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clyst Honiton near RAF Exeter, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:TFU Defford, Worcestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Aircraft (Radar Research Eastablishment Royal Air Force) encountered bird-strike, resulting in loss of starboard engine power. Forced landing was baulked by house so pilot opened up remaining engine but lost directional control & crashed.
Crew:
Flt/Lt Peter John Clarke (pilot) killed.
Sqn/Ldr William Alfred Allinson DFC DFM (nav.) killed.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=228
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/birds/birdstrikes.htm]
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 12:32 JINX Added
27-Jan-2012 08:55 ray jeffery Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 00:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 20:55 Anon. Updated [Location]
02-Dec-2018 17:53 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
23-May-2019 19:26 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 20:05 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative, Operator]

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