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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 55099
Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic bucc model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Blackburn Buccaneer S Mk 2B
Owner/operator:12 Squadron Royal Air Force (12 Sqn RAF)
Registration: XW539
MSN: B3-08-70
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Irish Sea off the Isle of Man -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Honington, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Flew into the Irish Sea off the Isle of Man killing both crew (Sqn Ldr T Gilroy (pilot) and Flt Lt C Willbourne (navigator)). Note that the accident took place on the night or January 4th/5th 1972, hence the differing dates given in some published sources.



Revision history:

30-Dec-2008 11:01 harro Updated
17-Jul-2011 01:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Source, Narrative]
02-Feb-2012 09:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
10-Jun-2013 01:41 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2015 00:33 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
18-Oct-2018 19:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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