ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20668
Last updated: 25 October 2014
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Date:11-SEP-1953
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F. Mk 8
Owner/operator:Stn Flt Horsham St Faith, RAF
Registration: WF695
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woolwich Arsenal, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Demo/Airshow/Display
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St Faith
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot : Wing Commander Robert Duncan Yule (NZ) DFC and Bar, DSO.
R.I.P.

Collided with Meteor WK938 while avoiding a Hurricane during the Battle of Britain Flypast rehearsal, lost tail & spun into the ground at Woolwich Arsenal between two explosives storage huts.

WF695 was destroyed by impact forces and fire.
WK938 landed safely.

Sources:
Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2008 22:28 JINX Added
15-Jun-2011 23:14 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2013 15:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
29-Nov-2013 21:46 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
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