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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21048
Last updated: 9 May 2020
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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: WH882
C/n / msn: SH1639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kota Tinggi -   Malaysia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Butterworth, Malaya
Destination airport:Tengah, Singapore
Collided with WJ983 in formation in cloud & crashed at Kota Tinggi, Malaysia. The vic of three aircraft were on descent to Tengah, Singapore following a refueling stop at Butterworth, en-route from UK At about 10,000 ft the formation entered 'light' cumulus and in the ensuing heavy turbulence WH882 (number two) collided with the leader, WJ983. Both aircraft crashed, killing all three on board WH882. Each aircraft apparently turned away from the other after impact, one to the west, the other to the east. Depending on height and degree of control over the aircraft, both went down separately and this could account for the different crash recovery locations: WH882 at Kota Tinggi, and WJ983 at Pontain

One of the crew on board WJ983 was killed. The only survivors from this incident were Flying Officer F. N. Buchan and Squadron Leader C. C. Blount who both ejected safely from WJ983.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

13-Jun-2008 10:05 JINX Added
10-Sep-2008 23:45 angels one five Updated
06-Feb-2011 03:06 derregor Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]
18-Jan-2012 04:38 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2013 03:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Apr-2013 03:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Aug-2013 09:10 derregor Updated [Narrative]

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