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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 157571
Last updated: 30 August 2019
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Date:13-FEB-1969
Time:12:30
Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:Airwork FRU
Registration: WL350
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hedge End Farm, Turnworth, near Blandford Forum, Dorset -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport (EGHH)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Written off 13/2/1969: Control was lost during a low speed asymmetric flight and the aircraft went into a flat spin, and spun into woods at Bulbarrow Hill, Hedge End Farm, Turnworth, near Blandford Forum, Dorset. The crew (Flight Lieutenant RV Patchett, RAF, and Lieutenant REM Woolley) were unable to jettison the canopy and were both killed.

Two local men, John Tory and Donovan Browning, received bravery awards for risking their lives trying to save the pilots.

Twenty five people, including both widows and the two sons of the crew, together with colleagues and friends of the two pilots, attended a private ceremony on Saturday 15 September 2009 at the crash site. A memorial stone was laid at the site of the crash, to commemorate the lives of the two crew.

Sources:

1. http://www.woolleyfamily.co.uk/REMW3.htm
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1969.htm
3. https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1133616/
4. https://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?52817-Seeking-info-on-Airwork-Services&p=1028379
5. https://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/312158-friends-flt-lt-rv-patchett-deceased.html
6. http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM9WNW_GEE_Station_Bulbarrow_Hill_Dorset_UK
7. http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/dorset/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8217000/8217770.stm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jul-2013 04:30 Dr. John Smith Added
13-Jul-2013 04:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
04-Jan-2015 17:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]

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