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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20545
Last updated: 2 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 PR Mk 3
Owner/operator:58 Squadron Royal Air Force (58 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE170
MSN: 71211
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles SSE of RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire (EGUY)
Destination airport:RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire (EGUY)
EE Canberra PR.3 WE170: Delivered 28/10/53. RAF Service was with 540 Squadron and then 58 Squadron

Written off 21/12/54: Engine failed on GCA approach, force-landed in field 1.5 miles South South East of RAF Wyton, Huntingdonshire, and damaged beyond repair. No reported injuries to the three crew


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.167 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.31)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.110

Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 23:39 JINX Added
09-Nov-2018 17:25 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]
13-Nov-2018 06:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
29-Apr-2020 13:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source]
03-May-2020 15:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-May-2020 19:23 MIG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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