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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21107
Last updated: 24 January 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 Mk.2
Owner/operator:9 Sqn Royal Air Force (9 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WJ716
C/n / msn: 71236
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kirmond-le-Mire, 2.5 miles S of RAF stn Binbrook, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Written off 26/11/1953: Both engines failed on overshoot from BABS landing at RAF Binbrook, crash landed near Kirmond-le-Mire, 2.5 south of the airfield. Crew: Pilot - Flight Sergeant Platt OK. Navigator - Flight/Sergeant Elton OK.

According to the RAF Board of Inquiry, engine failure was attributed to pilot error- the pilot selected an empty fuel tank, causing the aircraft to run out of fuel

Aircraft had only been delivered to the RAF on 24 September 1953 (after being exhibited as the 1953 SBAC Farnborough Air Show) and was thus in service for only two months!


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

15-Jun-2008 21:26 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:37 JINX Updated
31-Oct-2008 12:56 Elton Updated
29-Jan-2012 13:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Aug-2012 08:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
08-Apr-2013 22:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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