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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57353
Last updated: 8 January 2021
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Date:06-SEP-1968
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.Mk 2
Owner/operator:5 Sqn RhAF
Registration: R2509
C/n / msn: HP159B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sabie River, Southern Rhodesia -   Zimbabwe
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:New Sarum, Rhodesia
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Ex-RAF Canberra B.2 WJ572: delivered to RAF 09/06/1953. Service with 21 and 27 Squadrons, RAF.
Sold and redelivered 10/03/1959 to Royal Rhodesian Air Force as RRAF168, later RRAF209, then R2059 in 1965

On 06/09/68 Canberra B2 R2509 of 5 Squadron, Rhodesian Air Force crashed into the Sabie River, Southern Rhodesia, neat the border with Mozambique when aircraft struck overhead wire. Both crew killed:

Fg Off P. W. L. Woolcock
A Plt Off I. B. Thomas

Sources:

http://rhodesianforces.org/AircraftIncidents.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20171024161347/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/Country-By-Country/Zimbabwe_Rhodesia.htm
http://www.ukserials.com/prodlists.php?type=989


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Apr-2013 01:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 01:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 01:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
09-Nov-2014 07:23 Slizack Updated [Operator]
08-Jan-2021 09:49 Lelek Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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