Accident English Electric Canberra PR.3 WF927, Tuesday 7 January 1969
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Date:Tuesday 7 January 1969
Time:11:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
English Electric Canberra PR.3
Owner/operator:231 OCU RAF
Registration: WF927
MSN: 71257
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Coltishall, Norfolk
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
The Navigator (Pilot Officer Mike Howes) was ordered to eject after the pilot lost control of the aircraft during a General Handling sortie 40 miles off the Norfolk coast. The Pilot (Flt Lt Iain Mactaggart) subsequently regained control and WF927 made a successful emergency landing at RAF Coltishall, Norfolk. Plt Off Howes was rescued from the North Sea by a 22 Sqn Whirlwind from RAF Coltishall. Subsequently, Fg Off Howes and Flt Lt Mactaggart flew together on 13 Sqn (Canberra PR9) 1969-1972 based in Malta GC.

WF927 was recovered to RAF Bassingbourn for repair but was struck off charge as Cat.5(c) 16/5/1969 and subsequently allocated to the dump at RAF Cottesmore for fire fighting/crash rescue training.

Sources:

1. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm
2. http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194255/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1969.htm
3. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?127849-Canberra-ejection-(from-the-past)-but-which-one

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2013 02:31 Dr. John Smith Added
22-Jun-2014 22:01 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
06-Oct-2014 12:32 Mike Howes Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 09:42 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Operator]

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