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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29880
Last updated: 6 April 2020
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Date:03-OCT-1979
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Rhodesia AF
Registration: R5203
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Musengedzi -   Mozambique
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:New Sarum, Rhodesia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
3 October 1979 Canberra B2 R5203 of 5 Squadron Rhodesian Air Folrce operating over Mozambique crashed. Hit by ground fire (Shot down by FRELIMO troops) and both crew killed
Crew:
Flt Lt K. L.Pienke KIA
Flt Lt J.J. Strydom (KIA)

Sources:

Air Enthusiast 53
http://rhodesianforces.org/RAFRollofHonour.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20171024161347/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Country-By-Country/Zimbabwe_Rhodesia.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Apr-2013 01:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 07:24 Slizack Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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