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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 174140
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:16-FEB-1951
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 8
Owner/operator:245 (Northern Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (245 (Northern Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VZ498
C/n / msn: G5/361672
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Wittingham, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, Nordolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 VZ498, 245 Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 16 February 1951 when ran out of fuel and both engines failed; aircraft dived into the ground near Wittingham, Northumberland. Pilot killed.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
2. Broken Wings - Post War RAF Accidents (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1999 p 111)
3. El Litoral 16 February 1951, p 2
4. https://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PostWWII.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VZ
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._245_Squadron_RAF#Postwar


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Feb-2015 19:16 TB Added
19-Oct-2019 22:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Oct-2019 20:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Oct-2019 21:55 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 10:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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