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Last updated: 2 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).6
Owner/operator:213 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF
Registration: WT321
MSN: 71483
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Resthausen, near Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen, Germany
Destination airport:
Written off 10/05/1960: Flew into the ground from cloud at Resthausen near Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony. when trying to recover from a LABS practice bombing run at Varrelbusch, West Germany. The three crew were killed:

Crew of Canberra WT321:
Flight Lieutenant Peter Legge CROSSLEY, 35, Pilot
Flight Lieutenant John Frederick William KEATY, 31, Navigator
Flying Officer Frederick Eugene BRIGGS, 24, Navigator


1. Volker Urbanyky German crash site researcher found the site 2012 email:
2. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.202 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 94)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/426:
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/39/S2972:


Revision history:

11-Apr-2013 20:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2013 20:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
12-Jun-2019 16:16 Anon. Updated [Source, Photo]
27-Jan-2020 17:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2020 17:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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