Mid-air collision Accident English Electric Canberra B(I)6 WT315, Monday 15 January 1962
ASN logo
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Monday 15 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CNBR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
English Electric Canberra B(I)6
Owner/operator:213 (Ceylon) Sqn RAF
Registration: WT315
MSN: 71463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 mile E of Elbergen -   Germany
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Bruggen
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
During formation flying WT310 went above WT315 to photograph it. Both crews lost sight of each other and collided. WT315 crashed one mile east of Elbergen, West Germany. Both crew on WT310 were killed, the pilot and navigator of WT315 ejected safely
Crew of WT315:
F/Lt. G.Willis (pilot) ejected through canopy at 800-1,000ft, 200-300 Knots IAS [fractured C.7/D.1 vertebrae], and Flying Officer M. F.Whittingham (Navigator) also ejected at 800-1,000ft, 200-300 Knots IAS [fracture dorsal vertebrae 4 & 5]



Revision history:

10-Jan-2009 11:55 ASN archive Added
11-Apr-2013 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Apr-2013 20:37 Dr. John Smith Updated
28-May-2013 20:30 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type]
28-May-2013 20:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
09-Dec-2015 17:36 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
07-Jan-2016 20:27 Heil Updated [Operator]
03-Nov-2019 10:52 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314