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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155982
Last updated: 30 July 2020
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Date:02-MAY-1950
Time:17:05
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:TFU Royal Air Force (TFU RAF)
Registration: EE573
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:field near RAF Defford, Worcestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Defford, Worcestershire
Destination airport:RAF Defford, Worcestershire
Narrative:
At about 17:05 as a train was passing Defford Airfield a Meteor jet aircraft coming into land hit the top of the locomotive, denting the cab roof and wiping off the aircraft undercarriage. This necessitated the aircraft making a belly/crash landing on the grass of the airfield. There were no injuries on the train or the aircraft other than the engine driver later needing treatment for shock.

Crew:
Flight Lt (181250) William John LAIDLER RAF - OK

Sources:

1. Gloucestershire Echo - 3rd May 1950.
2. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=9052
3. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/documents/RAF_Defford1950.pdf
4. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=4614
5. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=4615
6. http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/docsummary.php?docID=4616


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-May-2013 11:30 ryan Added
10-Jan-2014 19:39 TB Updated [Operator, Other fatalities]
26-Feb-2015 06:26 DustyRN Updated [Date, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
27-Feb-2015 14:15 R.Giggs Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 13:46 JINX Updated [Location, Narrative]
16-Oct-2018 13:47 JINX Updated [Location, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 22:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative]
07-Apr-2020 22:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Apr-2020 19:52 INV Updated [Operator, Operator]

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