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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21124
Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:11-MAR-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.16
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: WJ770
C/n / msn: 71344
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sinopoli (RC) -   Italy
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft was one of a pair and after flying in formation into fog they turned to achieve separation before climbing. In doing this WJ770 (Second aircraft of the pair) delayed turning and flew into a hill, killing the three crew.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?98665-Canberra-WJ770
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1968.htm
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/101153-raf-canberra-losses-malta.html

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 Oct 1960 WT504 58 Sqn RAF 0 12 miles NNE of RAF stn Wyton, Cambridgeshire w/o
16 Jul 1964 WJ771 6 Sqn RAF 3 15 miles S of Khartoum w/o


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2008 09:51 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:27 JINX Updated
09-Apr-2013 15:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 21:28 Apen Updated [Operator]
22-Feb-2016 21:19 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]

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