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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21042
Last updated: 24 May 2021
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Date:03-MAY-1966
Time:10:44
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron Royal Air Force (97 (Straits Settlements) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH857
MSN: SH1614
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:On RAF stn Watton, Norfolk just by touchdown point -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Watton, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Watton, Norfolk
Narrative:
Stalled while attempting to overshoot from a misjudged asymmetric approach to Watton, Norfolk. It cartwheeled and burnt out short of the runway. The navigator and the AEO were ejected at ground level but the navigator was killed. The pilot did not eject and was killed in the crash

Crew:
AEO: Flt.Lt. Ken Topaz injured.
Pilot: Flt.Lt.R Jackson(killed)
Nav: Flt.Lt. R Jenkins.RCAF(killed)

Jenkins was flying his last sortie with the RAF before returning to Canada. When he ejected, Flt Lt Topaz became the first AEO to eject from an RAF aircraft.


Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
2. https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/120127-other-e-e-classic-canberra-merged-23rd-july-04-a-3.html#post1208017
3. http://www.ejectorseats.co.uk/canberra_story.html
4. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t6380815/canberra-crashes-at-watton/
5 Crash photo: http://www.ejectionsite.com/ejctpic/can2a.jpg
6. Crash photo: http://www.ejectionsite.com/ejctpic/can4.jpg
7. Crash photo: http://www.ejectionsite.com/ejctpic/can5.jpg
8. http://web.archive.org/web/20160731050323/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1966apr-jun.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 09:24 JINX Added
09-Feb-2011 13:16 zapot Updated [Narrative]
04-Jul-2011 00:20 bob Updated [Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2013 08:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-May-2013 14:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Jun-2013 13:51 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator]
09-Jul-2015 04:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2015 04:34 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Dec-2016 19:34 zapot Updated [Location, Narrative]

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