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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154347
Last updated: 2 September 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor T.Mk 7
Owner/operator:728 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: WA649
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mediterranean Sea off Delimara Point -   Malta
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Written off (presumed crashed and destroyed) 31.5.1956: Contact with the aircraft was lost during a radar calibration exercise with HMS Jamaica. Wreckage found in the Mediterranean Sea off Delimara Point, Malta; aircraft presumed to have crashed into the sea in the vicinity.

Pilot - Lt Brian Wilson - not found/not recovered. Accident investigation attributed crash to anoxia (oxygen starvation) after the pilot turned off his oxygen. The wreckage of WA649 was recovered by HMS Jamaica.


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Revision history:

22-Mar-2013 05:29 Dr. John Smith Added
07-May-2013 14:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
02-Sep-2020 20:50 Yety Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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