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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29880
Last updated: 13 January 2022
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Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra
Owner/operator:5 Sqn Rhodesia AF
Registration: R5203
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Musengedzi -   Mozambique
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:New Sarum, Rhodesia
Destination airport:
3 October 1979 Canberra B2 R5203 of 5 Squadron Rhodesian Air Folrce operating over Mozambique crashed. Hit by ground fire (Shot down by FRELIMO troops) and both crew killed
Flt Lt K. L.Pienke KIA
Flt Lt J.J. Strydom (KIA)


Air Enthusiast 53

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
05-Apr-2013 01:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Nov-2014 07:24 Slizack Updated [Operator, Narrative]

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