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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21016
Last updated: 6 March 2021
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Date:27-JUL-1970
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:85 Sqn RAF
Registration: WH641
C/n / msn: 71113
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:On the Runway -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham
Narrative:
Written off 27.7.1970: Spun into the ground during a practice asymmetric approach to Wattisham, Suffolk killing the two crew. Aircraft crashed half a mile north north west of the airfield. Both crew killed.
Contradiction:
Landed on the runway and burst into flames, possible undercarriage failure. Word on the station was that the safety pins were still in the ejector seats. Two eye witnesses from ATC 361 Sqdn there on camp.

Sources:

http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1970.htm
http://www.na3t.org/images/photos/air/MIL22872.jpg
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?77733-Name-the-airfield
http://wolfmansmemories.jimdo.com/logs-nachrichten/1970/

Media:


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2008 19:30 JINX Added
04-Apr-2013 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
12-Feb-2015 14:52 Komes123 Updated [Operator]
10-Jun-2015 16:23 Siczak Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport]
25-Apr-2019 12:54 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
19-Dec-2020 18:42 Snakecharmer Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase]

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