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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21100
Last updated: 5 August 2020
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Date:16-APR-1962
Time:
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: WJ605
C/n / msn: HP172B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:China Rock Ranges, 26 miles E of RAF Changi -   Singapore
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tengah, Singapore (TGA/WSAT)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered 22 September 1953. RAF service with Nos.18, and 40 Squadrons and Station Flight Upwood. Operated on loan from RAF by No.75 Squadron, Tengah, Singapore. Initial training in England and then aircraft ferried out. Used on anti-terrorist operations during the Malayan Emergency. Squadron strength of 9 aircraft included various aircraft at different times from 1958-1962. Named "MATA ATUA". Transferred back to the RAF and issued to 45 Squadron early in 1962.

Broke up during bombing run over China Rock Range, 26 miles East of Changi on 16 April 1962 when the port engine exploded. Both crew were killed.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
2. http://www.adf-gallery.com.au//nz-serials/gallery/Canberra/RNZAF_WJ605
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
4. http://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/177771/thread


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2008 15:29 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:31 JINX Updated
18-Jan-2012 04:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Oct-2013 01:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2014 07:28 Founes Updated [Location]
06-Dec-2016 14:31 A.J.Scholten Updated [Cn]

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