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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20246
Last updated: 20 August 2018
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Date:25-MAY-1986
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:Vintage Pair CFS Royal Air Force (Vintage Pair CFS RAF)
Registration: WA669
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mildenhall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Collided with Vampire XH304 in formation during air display & crashed, killing both crew of the Meteor aircraft ( F/Lt Potter and Cpl Kevin Turner). As a driect result of this accident, public display flying was limited to singleton aircraft.

Note:These aircraft were known as The Vintage Pair on airshow circuit.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
1. http://www.ukserials.com/pdflosses/maas_19860525_wa669_xh304.pdf
2. http://rafforum.activeboard.com/t48092034/mid-air-collision-25th-may-1986-at-mildenhall/
3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mid_air_collisions_and_mid_air_incidents_in_the_United_Kingdom#1980s
4. http://www.centralflyingschool.org.uk/History/History8.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 07:06 JINX Added
02-Dec-2010 07:54 Anon. Updated [Date]
29-May-2013 16:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-May-2015 15:09 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
10-Jul-2016 09:27 harro Updated [Nature]

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