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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 6
Owner/operator:101 Sqn RAF
Registration: WJ765
MSN: 71273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
Destination airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire (EGXB)
EE Canberra B.2 WJ765: Delivered 4/6/54. RAF Service was with 101 Squadron only.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10/09/1954: Engine flamed out and undercarriage jammed 'up' on landing, belly landed at RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire. All three crew survived unhurt.

Crew of Canberra WJ765
Squadron Leader W. D. ROBERTSON (Service Number 146902, pilot) - Commanding Officer of 101 Squadron RAF
Flying Officer G.A.P. CHAMBERLAIN (navigator)
Flying Officer T. W. HOWE (Service Number 2506973, navigator/plotter)

Struck off charge 03/11/1954 as Cat.5(G/I): to Ground instructional use as 7158M at 10 School of Technical Training (10 SoTT) at RAF Kirkham. Transferred to RAF Melksham 31/12/1957 when Kirkham closed.

Re-classified as Cat.5(c) 04/09/1959. Scrapped at No.33 MU Lyneham 1961 after component recovery


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.162 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.62)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.88
4. 101 Squadron Operational Record Book (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for September 1954: File AIR 27/2448/101 at

Revision history:

17-Jun-2008 09:38 JINX Added
17-Jun-2008 10:36 JINX Updated
09-Apr-2013 01:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn]
09-Apr-2013 01:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2013 22:45 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:21 Weeks Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
22-Apr-2020 00:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Apr-2020 00:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
22-Apr-2020 00:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source]
22-Apr-2020 09:35 AlLach Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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