Accident Avro Lincoln B.2 RF531, 12 Mar 1953
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 26694
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Time:14:30 LT
Type:Avro Lincoln B.2
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: RF531
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Boizenburg/Elbe -   Germany
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Gatow, West Berlin
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
On 12 March 1953, a RAF Lincoln (RF531 "C") of Central Gunnery School was shot down 20 mi (32 km) NE of Lüneburg, Germany by a Soviet MiG-15 as it flew to Berlin on a training flight, resulting in the deaths of the seven crew members.

Officially as recorded in "Hansard" (the official record of debates in the UK Parliament) the aircraft had been attacked after staying off course "whilst on a routine training mission". However, that may have been a "cover story" for the aircrafts real mission of ELINT (Electronic Intelligence Gathering) over Soviet-occupied East Germany


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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
19-Jul-2012 04:58 Piwi Updated [Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
30-Apr-2013 19:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
30-Apr-2013 19:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]
06-Jan-2014 18:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]
02-Dec-2018 15:34 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
02-Jan-2019 19:56 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Phase]

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