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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21155
Last updated: 27 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.2
Owner/operator:100 Squadron Royal Air Force (100 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WK116
MSN: R3/EA3/6633
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea, 5 miles S of RAF Akrotiri -   Cyprus
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus (AKT/LCRA)
Destination airport:
Written off 25/02/1982: Crashed into the Mediterranean Sea 5 miles south of Akrotiri, Cyprus, after the pilot applied negative G to recover from an extreme manoeuvre, which caused both engines to flame out. Aeration of the fuel lines was believed to have prevented relighting. The crew of two - Flt. Lt. M. S. McGeown and Flt. Lt. T. J. B.Tucker - ejected.


Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

Revision history:

17-Jun-2008 14:59 JINX Added
09-Apr-2013 23:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jun-2015 07:39 AlLah Updated [Operator, Location]
27-May-2020 18:55 David Updated [Source, Narrative]

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