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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21098
Last updated: 24 January 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:27 Squadron Royal Air Force (27 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ579
C/n / msn: HP166B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastnor, 1 mile SE of Ledbury, Herefordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire (SQZ/EGXP)
Destination airport:
EE Canberra B.Mk.2 WJ579, 27 Squadron, RAF: Written off 17/06/1954: Dived into the ground at Eastnor, 1 mile South East of Ledbury, Herefordshire. Cause of crash presumed to be anoxia (oxygen starvation) of pilot at high altitude. All three crew killed.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.159 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 61)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/214:

Revision history:

15-Jun-2008 15:03 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:36 JINX Updated
08-Apr-2013 16:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2014 17:39 billmoss Updated [Time]
12-Nov-2018 17:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Jan-2020 21:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2020 22:48 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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