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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21129
Last updated: 20 August 2020
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Date:05-OCT-1964
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra PR.7
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ820
C/n / msn: 71313
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Tarhua Ranges, 40 miles SE of Tripoli -   Libya
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Narrative:
Written off 5/10/1964: Suffered a severe bird strike over the Tarhuna Range, 40 miles south east of Tripoli, Libya and lost the canopy. The pilot forgot to lower the undercarriage on return to base and belly landed at Akrotiri, Cyprus.

Struck of charge 16/10/1964 as Cat.5(c) and broken up for components and scrap at 131 MU RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1964.htm
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/birds/birdstrikes.htm]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarhuna


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2008 10:06 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:27 JINX Updated
09-Apr-2013 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Apr-2013 16:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 21:30 AlLah Updated [Operator]

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