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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154837
Last updated: 26 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 Mk 20
Owner/operator:82 Wg RAAF
Registration: A84-202
MSN: 2
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAAF stn Amberley, Queensland -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAAF Amberley, Queensland
Destination airport:
First flight 25/08/53. Delivered to RAAF 27/08/53. {Pilot Peter Raw] .To No.1 Long Range Flight. at Laverton 31/08/53. Took part in the London to Christchurch Air-Race in 1953. Same mods as A84-201, aircraft captain; Wing Commander D.R. Cuming AFC, Flying Officer R.J. Atkinson and Squadron Leader C.H.Harvey. Race No.4. Radio callsign VM-ZIPB.

A84-202 was leading the race at one point, but blew a tyre on landing at Cocos Island and was delayed for 2 days. Its actual flying time was 22hrs 23.5 mins.

To 1 AS 06/11/53. To 82 Wing 22/12/53. Destroyed when crashed at Amberley, Queensland, 16/06/54 while attempting a low slow pass over the airfield. All three crew were Killed

Flt Lt Francis Noel Davis,
Pilot Officer F B Adler and
Flt Lt David Nicholls DFC.

Wing Commander Cuming presided over the four-man court of inquiry which investigated the cause of this accident. A84-202 was struck off charge and converted to components 30/07/54


Revision history:

07-Apr-2013 01:18 Dr. John Smith Added
07-May-2013 12:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
03-Jun-2013 08:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
30-Nov-2016 14:13 A.J. Scholten Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]

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