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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 86391
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:26-MAY-1953
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 8
Owner/operator:77 Sqn RAAF
Registration: A77-11
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Base K-14, Kimpo -   South Korea
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Base K-14, Kimpo, South Korea
Destination airport:Base K-14, Kimpo, South Korea
Narrative:
A77-11 (ex-RAF Meteor F.8 WH259). No RAF service; notified as "awaiting collection" 20/09/51. Delivered to the RAF at 29 MU High Ercall 21/09/51.

Stored until delivered 17/12/51 to the RAAF. Served in Korea with 77 Squadron, RAAF. Took off from Kimpo, South Korea, to perform a rocket interdiction strike against troop concentrations and a supply area.

According to the Squadron Operations Record Book:
"Meteor aircraft, A77-11, Pilot, A34193 Sgt Gavin Michael Collins,was caught in the jet wash of the leading aircraft and crashed on the overrun of the Southern end of the strip. The pilot received minor injuries and the aircraft was badly damaged and write off".

Struck off charge and broken up 25/08/53 as spares and scrap.

Sources:

1. http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/korwald_info_3090.htm
2. http://www.adf-serials.com.au/2a77.shtml
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WH
4. http://www.koreanroll.gov.au/veteran.aspx?id=1222493


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2013 11:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2013 11:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Mar-2013 11:35 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
05-Apr-2013 14:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
25-May-2017 21:10 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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