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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21104
Last updated: 7 June 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra TT.18
Registration: WJ632
MSN: HP-199B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lyme Bay, English Channel 3.5 miles SE of Bridport, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
The pilot lost control of the aircraft at 4,000ft during an asymmetric assessment exercise. He used the incorrect recovery technique; with his concentration on using aileron instead of rudder, the side slip limits were exceeded. The fin stalled and the aircraft spun into Lyme Bay 3 miles South East of Bridport, Dorset, killing two of the three crew:

Pilot: Maj J.R. Weaver USAF killed.
Nav: Flt/Lt John F. Nicol RAF OK.
Obs: Flt/Lt G.W.E. Foster AFM RAF killed.

Navigator John Nicol was rescued by helicopter, the pilot drowned.
The Observer's body was recovered by a fishing boat in July 1970 . He drowned when the life jacket had been damaged when he tried to cut himself away from his chute.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

15-Jun-2008 21:08 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:26 JINX Updated
28-Jan-2012 20:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2012 11:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
06-Oct-2012 11:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Jun-2013 15:25 Ged foster Updated [[Source, Embed code, Narrative]]
17-Jun-2013 19:27 harro Updated [Narrative]
02-May-2020 09:41 Terry Clark Updated [Operator]

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