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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20488
Last updated: 6 April 2021
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Type:Gloster Meteor NF Mk 11
Owner/operator:264 (Madras Presidency) Squadron Royal Air Force (264 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WD653
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Gloster Meteor NF.11 WD653, 264 (Madras Presidency) Squdron RAF: Delivered 30/11/1951. Written off 07/01/1952, Ran out of fuel at night when ventral tank would not feed, crew abandoned the aircraft near RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, and both bailed out safely.

Crew of Meteor WD653
Flight Leiutenant (142282) L. MACKINNON, RAF (pilot) - bailed out OK
Flying Officer (579737) David Ernest George EVEREST, RAF (navigator) - bailed out OK


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.123 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.210
5. 264 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Mininstry Form AM/f.540) for the period 1/12/1951 to 31/15/1955: National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 27/2672/2 at

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Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 01:46 JINX Added
01-Feb-2013 13:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location]
11-Nov-2014 13:02 Oezil 007 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 16:17 Allach Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
20-Feb-2021 23:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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