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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20627
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:26-FEB-1955
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 8
Owner/operator:63 Sqn RAF
Registration: WE884
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Longham, 1 mile North of Wendling, Breckland, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach. Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WE884: Delivered to RAF at 29 MU High Ercall 19.6.51. First issued to 63 Sqn 14.11.52 coded Y. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when Hit birds and engine caught fire; abandoned over Longham, 1 mile North of Wendling, Breckland, Norfolk (at approximate co ordinates 52.70596N 0.87488E) on 26.2.55

Crew: Flying Officer (584039) Keith Norman CARPENTER (pilot) RAF ejected at 2,500 feet and 200 knots, but survived ok.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/sampleaeromil.pdf
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WE
4. http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1955.htm#feb
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longham


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2008 15:33 JINX Added
20-Jun-2013 04:51 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
18-Jul-2013 09:53 JINX Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2015 08:16 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
26-May-2017 17:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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