ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22786
Last updated: 9 April 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:19-AUG-1968
Time:22:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B(I)Mk 6
Owner/operator:213 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF
Registration: WT325
C/n / msn: 71491
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Holt, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Destination airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Narrative:
Destroyed 19/8/1968 In mid air collision with Victor K.1 tanker XH646 of 214 Squadron RAF at 14.500 feet over Holt, Norfolk. The three crew of the Canberra were killed, as were the four crew of the Victor. A memorial stone to the crew hangs inside Saint Andrew's Church (see picture below).

Canberra crew
Flt Lt J Slabber
Fg Off S Cowie
Fg Off J Woolnough

Sources:

https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/303487-victor-canberra-collision-near-marham-1968-a.html
https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?111537-Canberra-WT325-amp-Victor-XH646-mid-air-collision-Norfolk-1968
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1184394/
http://www.214squadron.org.uk/Crews_and_losses_Victor_m.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holt,_Norfolk#RAF_mid-air_collision_.281968.29


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Sep-2008 07:28 angels one five Added
19-Jan-2012 07:22 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
07-Apr-2013 04:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
01-May-2013 14:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]
01-May-2013 23:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Narrative]
28-May-2013 20:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
27-Jan-2016 14:37 Anon. Updated [Aircraft type]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description