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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57345
Last updated: 28 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B(I)Mk 8
Owner/operator:16 Squadron Royal Air Force (16 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WT334
MSN: 71474
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles North of the Nordhorn Ranges, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch, (G)
Destination airport:
EE Canberra B(I)8 WT334, 16 Squadron, RAF: Crashed and destroyed 16/02/1960. Spiralled into the ground out of cloud while recovering from a bombing run on the Nordhorn Range, Lower Saxony, West Germany. Aircraft was recovering from a LABS (Low-Altitude Bombing System) loop, and came down three miles north of the Nordhorn Ranges. Both crew (Flying Officer Michael Watts and Flight Lt. Graham Byford) were killed


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.201 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 94)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/428:

Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2013 22:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 07:16 Nepa Updated [Operator]
27-Jan-2020 20:06 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2020 20:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Narrative]
27-Jan-2020 20:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Jan-2020 22:38 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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