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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154347
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:31-MAY-1956
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk.7
Owner/operator:728 Sqn RN FAA
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hal Far, Malta
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA
http://simviation.com//lair/casualty1956.htm
http://www.aviationinmalta.com/MilitaryAviation/AccidentsMilitary/19501959/tabid/651/language/en-US/Default.aspx


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Mar-2013 05:29 Dr. John Smith Added
07-May-2013 14:16 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]

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