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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21029
Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:11-MAR-1955
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:27 Squadron Royal Air Force (27 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH728
C/n / msn: 71204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kasfareet -   Egypt
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kasfareet, Egypt
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 11/3/1955: Lost power when engine failed on take-off in dust cloud and crash landed at Karfareet, Egypt. The aircraft took off as No 3 in a four aircraft formation. The first pair generated a considerable amount of sand, stones and grit from the poorly surfaced runway and the second pair traveled through this. The aircraft displayed symptoms of starboard engine failure and the pilot was unable to control the aircraft as it became airborne and so made a forced landing straight ahead.

The crew;
Flying Officer B.D.Winkworth,
Flying Officer O.F.Temple
Captain N.E.Parsons

All escaped although they were all injured. WH728 came to rest in a ditch just inside the airfield perimeter, alongside Treaty Road, Kasfareet. The Canberra was not repaired, and was struck off charge 11/3/1955 as Cat.5(c)

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1954/1954
http://www.rafkasfareet1953-56.com/canberra-down.html
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=302


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 01:25 JINX Added
05-Apr-2013 16:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 19:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 22:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Feb-2014 08:11 Alwyn York Updated [Time, Embed code]
02-Jul-2015 19:15 Anon. Updated [Phase]
12-Nov-2018 17:32 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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