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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:10-AUG-1956
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
English Electric Canberra T Mk 4
Owner/operator:Laarbruch SF Royal Air Force (Laarbruch SF RAF)
Registration: WT484
MSN: 71442
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wesel, near Empel (NRW) -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch, West Germany
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft had almost recovered from a steep high speed dive when the starboard wing dropped and it dived into the ground at Wesel-on-Rhine, near Empel, West Germany. It exploded on impact killing the three crew.
Crew:-
Squadron Leader R.W. Bradley (Q.F.I. Pilot, Service Number 57107)
Pilot Officer C.J. Miller, RAF (Service Number 4335154)
Flying Officer S.C. Handley, RAF (Service Number 507904)

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.182 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 95)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/353: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424474
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/35/S2834: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578614
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WT
6. http://www.laarbruch-museum.net/ENG/Crashes/10081956.html
7. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Jan-2012 15:11 Dr. John Smith Added
12-Apr-2013 00:47 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
06-May-2013 18:51 Nepa Updated [Operator]
05-Nov-2019 10:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
21-Jan-2020 20:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Jan-2020 22:07 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative, Operator]
27-Jan-2020 17:51 Uli Elch Updated [Location]

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