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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21046
Last updated: 17 December 2019
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Date:16-AUG-1954
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:76 Squadron Royal Air Force (76 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH873
C/n / msn: SH1630
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Barnack, near Stamford, 1 mile NE of Wittering, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire (EGXT)
Narrative:
On 16.8.54 Canberra WH873 of 76 Squadron crashed at Barnack near Stamford, Lincolnshire. It hit trees bordering Burghley Park 500 yards from the approach path on night approach to RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire.

All three crew were killed. Formally struck off charge 10.9.54 as Cat.5(scrap)

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/494504-crash-witering-woods-sometime-1950s-60s.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 09:46 JINX Added
07-Apr-2013 02:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 14:46 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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