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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21103
Last updated: 21 January 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1954
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:Handley Page Aircraft Ltd
Registration: WJ622
C/n / msn: HP189B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Napsbury Railway Station near Radlett, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Radlett, Hertfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed on production test flight, flight controls jammed on take-off, aircraft hit railway embankment at Napsbury Railway Station, adjacent to the Handley Page airfield at Radlett Hertfordshire. Both crew killed.

Crew of Canberra WJ622
Flight Lt K.W. Dalton-Golding DFC, Handley Page deputy Chief Test Pilot
Mr M.G. Goodridge, Flight Test Officer

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.156 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. http://thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=231
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 233/201: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424322
4. http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989
5. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 73)
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WJ


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jun-2008 15:54 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:37 JINX Updated
08-Apr-2013 18:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 18:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Jun-2013 19:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2017 20:29 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 19:53 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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