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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21126
Last updated: 10 March 2021
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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: WJ772
C/n / msn: 71345
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:160 miles SSE of Gabes -   Tunisia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Luqa, Malta
Destination airport:El Adem bombing range, Lybia
Crashed in desert, cause unknown. The aircraft was 160 miles off course. Navigator was very experienced ex-wartime, pilot former VIP transport pilot. Airframe was largely intact after hitting ground in shallow descent. Only likely cause appears to be pilot incapacitation.

Note: Crew killed, aircraft not found untill 08 Feb 59.


Revision history:

17-Jun-2008 09:58 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:34 JINX Updated
06-Mar-2012 09:36 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
14-Sep-2012 10:51 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2013 15:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2014 19:43 jimsmith249 Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
21-Mar-2015 19:52 TB Updated [Operator, Source, Embed code]
07-Oct-2018 13:58 Brianw Updated [Operator]
09-Oct-2018 04:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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