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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20270
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Date:12-JAN-1951
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor T.Mk 7
Owner/operator:205 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (205 AFS RAF)
Registration: WA719
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3/4 mile NE of RAF Middleton St. George, Co.Durham, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, near Darlington, County Durham
Destination airport:RAF Middleton St. George, Co.Durham
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WA719, 205 AFS (Advanced Flying School) RAF: delivered 26/10/1950. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12/01/1951: Undershot on asymmetric (single engine) approach to RAF Middleton St. George, near Darlington, County Durham. Aircraft came down 3/4 mile north east of the airfield boundary, and was wrecked when lost control on landing and crossed the railway line, ending up in an embankment of the Stockton-Darlington line. No reported injuries to the crew.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.89 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.106
4. 205 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2145/2 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7162859
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA
6. http://www.dtvmovements.co.uk/Info/History/Accidents.htm
7. https://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PostWWII.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 11:34 JINX Added
10-Jun-2008 01:47 JINX Updated
11-May-2015 19:45 DB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Jan-2021 02:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2021 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2021 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2021 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2021 17:11 Werich Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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