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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21018
Last updated: 9 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra B.2
Owner/operator:109 Squadron Royal Air Force (109 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH656
C/n / msn: 71129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Scampton (SQZ/EGXP)
Written off 23.8.1954: Lost power on overshoot, yawed & dived into ground at RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, killing both crew


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.162 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 73)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/228:

Revision history:

12-Jun-2008 19:41 JINX Added
04-Apr-2013 20:38 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2013 20:49 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
03-Dec-2017 17:59 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
16-Oct-2018 19:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Jan-2020 19:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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