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Last updated: 4 December 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:617 (Dambusters) Sqn RAF
Registration: WD982
MSN: 71053
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
EE Canberra B.Mk.2 WD982: Delivered 13/3/52. RAF Service was 617 (Dambusters) Squadron, RAF only. (Third aircraft to be taken on charge by the squadron after WD961 on 21/1/52, followed by WD980 in February)

Written off on 15/6/1954: The engines of Canberra WD982 exploded on starting at RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire. The aircraft caught fire and was Damaged Beyond Repair. No casualties or injuries reported among the crew of three


1. English Electric Canberra: The History and Development of a Classic Jet By Bruce Barrymore Halpenny
2. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.160 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 31)
4. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.62


My Father is pictured in foreground of last shot after exiting plane

Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 16:42 JINX Added
31-Aug-2010 08:38 spook181 Updated [Source]
16-Feb-2012 02:18 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
03-Apr-2013 21:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Feb-2017 18:35 Kate Updated [Aircraft type, Photo, ]
09-Oct-2018 18:07 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
12-Apr-2020 19:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2020 20:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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