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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190648
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Date:06-JUL-1961
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic cf10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck Mk 4B
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: 18338
MSN: C-100/4/238
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Boulay-Moselle -   France
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF 1 Fighter Wing, Marville, France
Destination airport:RCAF 1 Fighter Wing, Marville, France
Narrative:
Two CF-100s of 445 (AW) Fighter Squadron were launched for an interception exercise. Upon completion of the intercept they were instructed to return to base. During the descent, an unauthorized tail-chase began that turned into a simulated, low-level dogfight. The lead aircraft flew into the ground near Saint-Arnold attempting to elude his wingman, killing both crewmembers, F/O K. Partington (28) and F/O H. Thiessen (25).

Sources:

Canadian Forces DFS, Flight Comment 1962-3 (Pg 22)
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4512440?Kenneth%20Sydney%20Partington
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/4515821?Heinrich%20(Henry)%20Thiessen
The Leader-Post 7 July 1961, p5


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Oct-2016 06:17 yukonjack Added
25-Dec-2017 12:37 TB Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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