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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142145
Last updated: 29 November 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.6
Owner/operator:Radar Reconnaissance Flt Royal Air Force (Radar Reconnaissance Flt RAF)
Registration: XH569
MSN: 71400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Bells Farm, Woodhurst, near RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire (EGUY)
Destination airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire (EGUY)
EE Canberra B.Mk.6 XH569: One of four aircraft (XH567-XH570) ordered to Contract 6/Acft/11313 as replacements for aircraft diverted overseas. Notified as awaiting collection 11/3/55. Sole operational service was with the Radar Reconnaissance Flight at RAF Wyton.

Written off (destroyed) 24/7/56: Following an earlier engine explosion, one engine failed and power was lost on the other while on approach to Wyton, Cambs. It crashed at Bells Farm, Woodhurst, Cambridgeshire. Both crew survived


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.181 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft XA100-XZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 2001 p 42)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.203


Revision history:

29-Jan-2012 14:59 Dr. John Smith Added
06-May-2013 18:50 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
07-Aug-2013 07:55 lamplighter1 Updated [[Operator, Location]]
23-Jun-2020 23:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Jun-2020 13:45 Digger Updated [Operator, Operator]

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