Accident English Electric Canberra B(I)6 WT310, Monday 15 January 1962
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Date:Monday 15 January 1962
Time:
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: WT310
MSN: 71439
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:1 mile east of Elbergen -   Germany
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Laarbruch, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
On 15/01/1962 during formation flying WT310 went above WT315 to photograph it. Both lost sight of each other and collided. They crashed one mile east of Elbergen, West Germany. Both crew on WT310 were killed, the pilot and navigator of WT315 ejected safely.

Navigator's ejection seat of Canberra WT310 fired on ground impact of aircraft. Pilot's seat did not fire.

Sources:

http://farnborough.proboards.com/post/51198
http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1962.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20170421194548/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1962.htm#jan
http://213squadronassociation.homestead.com/TheColdWar.html#anchor_15520

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2013 02:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2013 20:31 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Oct-2013 19:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
09-Dec-2015 17:36 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
07-Jan-2016 20:27 Giggs Updated [Operator]
03-Nov-2019 10:52 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
07-Jul-2024 22:33 Nepa Updated [Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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