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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235900
Last updated: 12 May 2020
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Date:14-APR-1955
Time:morning
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:8 FTS Royal Air Force (8 FTS RAF)
Registration: VT235
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 VT235: Delivered 5/8/48. RAF service career was with CFE (Central Fighter Establishment), 245 Squadron, 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron, 206 AFS (Advanced Flying School), and 8 FTS RAF Leconfield

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14/4/55: Aircraft belly landed at RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire. According to some sources, the belly landing was "in error" in that the pilot forgot to lower and lock the undercarriage when on final approach. Although the damage was apparently slight, the Meteor F.Mk.4 was deemed obsolete by mid-1955, and it was decided not to repair this aircraft. Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) at 60 MU RAF Rufforth, North Yorkshire the same day

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 SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.84)
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=VT


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-May-2020 18:48 Dr. John Smith Added
11-May-2020 18:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Narrative]
11-May-2020 18:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
12-May-2020 08:28 Boile A. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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