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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 57563
Last updated: 6 February 2021
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Date:15-DEC-1971
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B(I).58
Owner/operator:16 Sqn Indian AF
Registration: IF-9..
C/n / msn: 715..
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dacca -   Pakistan
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Six Canberras were lost during the Indian-Pakistan war 1971, of which five had been shot down. One of these was this Canberra B(I).58, which was shot down by AAA over Dacca, Pakistan. Both crew - Flying Officer B R E Wilson (pilot) and Flt Lt R B Mehta (Navigator) were killed

Sources:

Air Forces Monthly FEB 2002, p32
http://www.warbirds.in/Crashes/crpage.php?qacid=41&qafdb=IAF&datesall=ON
http://www.warbirds.in/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4
http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Images/Vintage/Fighters/Canberra/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
26-Jun-2010 09:24 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Jan-2012 19:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
14-Apr-2013 13:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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