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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21119
Last updated: 3 April 2021
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Date:24-NOV-1960
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.6
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ759
C/n / msn: 71267
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tarhuna Bombing Ranges, 40 miles SE of Tripoli -   Libya
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 24/11/1960: Dived into the ground while recovering from a practice LABS (Low Altitude Bombing S ytems) bombing run at Tarhuna** bombing ranges, Libya. The three crew were killed. Pilot was F/O Pratley

(**Tarhuna (Tarhoona or Tarhunah) is a Libyan town 65 kilometres (40 mi) to the southeast of Tripoli, in the Murqub District)

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578776?descriptiontype=Full
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1960.htm
http://www.raf-butterworth-penang-association.co.uk/PDF/Issue%2030%20Summer%202011%20updated%20copy.pdf
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarhuna
http://web.archive.org/web/20110423051515/http://www.no9squadronassociation.org/main.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2008 09:31 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:32 JINX Updated
09-Apr-2013 01:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2015 18:31 tonymaskrey Updated [Narrative]
03-Nov-2018 19:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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