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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21057
Last updated: 15 March 2021
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Date:22-JUN-1966
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.15
Owner/operator:C(A) MoD, 'B' Sqn A&AEE (C(A) MoD, 'B' Squadron Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: WH967
C/n / msn: SH1692
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles N of Wheelus AFB -   Libya
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF El Adem, Lybia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 22/6/1966: During hot weather trials, a loud crack was heard and the aircraft entered a slow roll to port. The pilot had difficulty controlling the aircraft and both crew ejected safely into the sea two miles north of the USAF airfield at Wheelus, Libya. An explosion caused by ignition of fuel vapour in the port wing had severed the aileron control.

Crew:
Flt/Lt T. J. Mason OK.
Flt/Lt B.P. Holme OK.

WH967 was the protoype Canberra B.15' it was formallly struck off charge as Cat 5 (missing) on 27/07/1966

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.bywat.co.uk/types01.html
www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20160731050323/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1966apr-jun.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2008 11:25 JINX Added
11-Jan-2013 09:03 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 01:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 15:05 Nepa Updated [Operator]
15-May-2013 18:53 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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