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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153986
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:14-FEB-1947
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F.3
Owner/operator:1 APU RAAF
Registration: A77-1
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Darwin Airport [DRW/YPDN] Darwin, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAAF Laverton
Destination airport:Darwin, NT [DRW/YPDN]
Narrative:
A77-1 (ex-RAF Meteor F.3 EE427): Awaiting collection at Gloster Aircraft 30/12/45. Transferred to RAAF 6/1/46. To 47 MU RAF Sealand Cheshire 29/1/46 for packing for sea transport. To Liverpool Docks 10/4/46 for shipment on SS "Paparoa" to Melbourne. Arrived 15/5/46 on loan to RAAF.

Delivered to RAAF 7/6/46 to 1 APU RAAF Laverton. First jet aircraft in Australia, it was allotted to RAAF 1 Aircraft Performance Unit for tropical trials at Darwin, and was accompanied by a Lincoln Bomber

Written off 14/2/47 after heavy landing at Darwin, NT. Broken up 21/5/47. Struck off charge 11/5/49

Sources:

http://www.territorystories.nt.gov.au/handle/10070/58738
www.adf-serials.com.au/2a77.shtml
https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/419404-meteor-id.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Mar-2013 11:50 Dr. John Smith Added
11-May-2015 19:46 DB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
10-Feb-2018 11:13 TigerTimon Updated [Aircraft type]

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