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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21120
Last updated: 29 January 2020
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Date:18-MAR-1959
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B Mk.6
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ761
C/n / msn: 71268
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Luqa -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Narrative:
Written off 18/03/1959: Missed runway landing at night at RAF Luqa, Malta, overshot and undercarriage raised to stop. WJ761 swung off the runway, and the nosewheel collapsed, colliding with Canberra WH973. WJ761 was struck off charge 02/04/1959 as CAT 5(C) at Safi, Malta

(WH973 was repaired and returned to service, being written off in a separate accident on 06/10/1971 - which see)

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1959.htm
http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2008 09:36 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:32 JINX Updated
09-Apr-2013 01:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2013 01:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
13-May-2013 14:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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