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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153980
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Date:24-JAN-1956
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor NF.Mk 14
Owner/operator:CFE Royal Air Force (CFE RAF)
Registration: WS784
C/n / msn: AWA.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gayton, 7 miles east of Kings Lynn, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Fakenham, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor NF.Mk.14 WS784: Delivered 23/2/54. RAF Service career was with the CFE (Central Fighter Establishment), RAF West Raynham only

Written off 24/1/1956: Crashed near Gayton, 7 miles east of Kings Lynn, Norfolk after the pilot abandoned the aircraft when it ran out of fuel in bad weather.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.177 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 93)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.176
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gayton,_Norfolk
7. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WS


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2013 00:20 Dr. John Smith Added
10-May-2015 16:49 Angel dot comma Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
11-Sep-2016 06:36 KEITH SCOTT Updated [Registration]
10-Jun-2020 19:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
10-Jun-2020 20:41 MIG21 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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