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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21155
Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:25-FEB-1982
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:100 Squadron Royal Air Force (100 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WK116
C/n / msn: R3/EA3/6633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 5 miles S of RAF Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 25/02/1982: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea 5 miles south of Akrotiri, Cyprus, after the pilot applied negative G to recover from an extreme manoeuvre, which caused both engines to flame out. Aeration of the fuel lines was believed to have prevented relighting. The crew of two - Flt. Lt. M. S. McGeown and Flt. Lt. T. J. B.Tucker - ejected.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
http://www.airsceneuk.org.uk/airshow05/canberra/wk116.htm
[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.100squadronassociation.org.uk/history9.html]
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1982.htm
https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/358689-cancel-two-late-teas-2.html
http://www.canberracrazy.co.uk/Canberra%20records.htm
https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121203123249/http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/CorporatePublications/AirSafetyandAviationPublications/MAAS/1980s/19820225RafCanberraB2Wk116.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Jun-2008 14:59 JINX Added
09-Apr-2013 23:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:39 AlLah Updated [Operator, Location]
27-May-2020 18:55 David Updated [Source, Narrative]

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