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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20746
Last updated: 13 April 2021
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Date:27-OCT-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B Mk 2
Owner/operator:75 Sqn RNZAF
Registration: WF915
C/n / msn: 71102
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off northern Johore State -   Malaysia
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:RAF Butterworth
Narrative:
The aircraft was hit by lightning in a thunderstorm. Lost control and spun in severe turbulence over northern Johore State and crashed into the jungle during night navigation exercise.

Crew:
Pilot: Flt/Lt Peter Bevan baled out and rescued.
Nav: F/O David Finn killed.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1961.htm
http://www.pacificwingsmagazine.com/content/50-years-rnzaf-part-viii-november-1959-june-1963
http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/canberra.html
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989
http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/nz-serials/nzcanberra.htm
The Indian Express 31 October 1961, p8


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Jun-2008 12:43 JINX Added
07-Jun-2008 12:43 JINX Updated
17-Nov-2011 03:25 taulas Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2012 05:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
04-Apr-2013 01:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jul-2014 23:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
14-Nov-2018 15:13 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
13-Jan-2019 19:02 TB Updated [Location, Source]
09-Apr-2020 04:47 GaryDanversNZ Updated [Source, Narrative]

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