Canberra WH944 (25/08/1958)

The squadron’s Operations Record Book shows “On 25th August 1958 the crew of WH944 encountered the old bogey of the split undercarriage jack and lost all hydraulics. This was at the end of a night bombing detail.

The aircraft was diverted to Wyton to make use of the longer runway when it was thought that a flapless landing might be possible. However, the crew were unable to lower the undercarriage and the pilot carried out a good wheels up landing on the runway.

The crew were uninjured and damage to the aircraft is provisionally classified at Cat 3”