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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21041
Last updated: 20 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B Mk 2
Owner/operator:45 Squadron Royal Air Force (45 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH853
MSN: SH1610
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 1/4 miles N of RAF Tengah -   Singapore
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore
Destination airport:
WH853 was the first Canberra B.2 built by Short Brothers & Harland at Belfast: it first flew on 20/10/1952, and was delivered to the RAF on 23/12/1953. WH853 was delivered to 10 Squadron and "English Electric Canberra" by Roland Beamont and Arthur Reed states that the first bombs of the Suez Campaign were dropped by WH853 on the night of 31 October 1956 during an attack on Almaza airfield. It was transferred to 45 Squadron in 1957

Written off 18/11/1958: Stalled after take off from Tengah, Singapore after both engines cut. It crashed through trees into an inlet 2,000 ft from the runway. The navigator escaped but the other two drowned before the rescue party could get there


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

13-Jun-2008 09:05 JINX Added
18-Jan-2012 04:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2013 00:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2014 08:09 Depak Updated [Aircraft type, Location]

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