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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21020
Last updated: 25 November 2020
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Date:07-NOV-1980
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:100 Squadron Royal Air Force (100 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH667
C/n / msn: 71144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Akrotiri, Cyprus
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 7.11.1980: Engine blew up on take-off from RAF Akortiri, Cyprus, aircraft rolled, hit ground and was destroyed by fire. Both crew killed

Crew:
Pilot: Sqn/Ldr George William "Paddy" Thompson RAF killed
Nav: F/O Mark Wray RAF ejected but killed

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19801107_wh667.pdf
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000628862.html
http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1260-Canberra-crash-November-1980
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.100squadronassociation.org.uk/history9.html]
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1980.htm

Media:

The Aviation Photo Company: English Electric Canberra &emdash; RAF 100 Squadron English Electric Canberra B.2 WH667/J (1979)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2008 20:03 JINX Added
14-Mar-2009 23:25 Anon. Updated
22-Jan-2012 14:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Mar-2013 01:18 ferret Updated [Narrative]
04-Apr-2013 20:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 16:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Nov-2020 20:43 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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