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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21268
Last updated: 11 May 2020
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Date:13-APR-1955
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 8
Owner/operator:FCCS RAF
Registration: WK755
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Bovingdon, Hertfordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Bovingdon, Herfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WK755: Awaiting collection 16/8/52, delivered to the RAF 28/8/52. Sole RAF operational career was with the FCCS (Fighter Command Communications Squadron) at RAF Bovington, Hertfordshire

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 13/4/55: The aircraft overshot on landing at RAF Bovingdon, swung off the runway, and the undercarriage leg collapsed. Pilot not reported as injured. The damaged airframe was not repaired, and was instead Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) on 27/4/55 to be broken up for spares and scrap.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.170 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.70)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.128
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WK


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 09:17 JINX Added
13-May-2015 08:25 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
11-May-2020 17:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2020 17:31 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-May-2020 18:00 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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