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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21123
Last updated: 7 December 2020
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Time:19:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B Mk 6
Owner/operator:139 (Jamaica) Squadron Royal Air Force (139 (Jamaica) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ769
C/n / msn: 71277
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Idris, Tripoli -   Libya
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Idris, Tripoli, Libya
Destination airport:RAF Idris, Tripoli, Libya
Written off 01/10/1957: The pilot made a wheels-up landing at the side of the duty runway at RAF Idris, Tripoli, Libya after the port engine caught fire on take off. The navigator (Flying Officer A. S. Brown) and observer had ejected, but the pilot (Flight Lieutenant J F W Pembridge) stayed with the aircraft. No casualties were reported.

Struck off charge 04/11/1957 as Cat,5(G/I) for Ground instructional use; the forward fuselage was transported back to the UK to become instructional airframe to 7546M at RAF Binbrook.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.191 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 29)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.257
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/37/S2898:

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 Dec 1968 WH778 81 Sqn RAF 0 RAF Tengah w/o

Revision history:

17-Jun-2008 09:48 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:38 JINX Updated
19-Jan-2010 10:09 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2011 14:59 harro Updated [Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Mar-2012 09:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2013 03:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2013 13:36 gus Updated [Time]
07-Dec-2020 00:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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