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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21047
Last updated: 10 May 2021
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Date:29-JAN-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra T Mk 17
Owner/operator:360 Squadron Royal Air Force (360 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH874
MSN: SH1631
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Coxmoor, 1.5 miles S of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cottesmore (EGXJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Two Canberras of 360 Squadron, RAF (T.17 WH874 and T.4 WJ862) collided over Sutton-in-Ashfield near Mansfield, Notts when flying in formation and crashed. All crew members - two in the T.17 and three in the T.4 - ejected safely. The aircraft crashed at Coxmoor, Nottinghamshire

Crew of Canberra T.17 were Flying Officer Alan Threadgould (pilot) and Flying Officer Chris R. Pitt. Flying Officer Alan Threadgould later ejected from Hawk T.1 XX197 on 13.5.1988

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421174917/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1971.htm
http://www.360sqn.org.uk/360WATNow.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1971.htm
https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205095730


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 09:51 JINX Added
15-Mar-2012 11:59 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2013 03:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2018 14:48 Alanthg Updated [Aircraft type]

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