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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 184793
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:17-MAY-1956
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor NF.Mk 14
Owner/operator:264 Squadron Royal Air Force (264 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WS831
C/n / msn: AWA.5832
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire (EGXU)
Destination airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire (EGXU)
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS831: Delivered 5/4/54. Sole RAF service career was with 264 Squadron, RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17/5/56: The brakes failed on landing at RAF Linton On Ouse, North Yorkshire. The Meteor ran off the runway and collided with a building. Aircraft not repaired, but no casualties reported. WS831 was Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(G/I) in May 1956 and allocated for Ground Instructional Usage as 7353M

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.180 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 93)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.194
4. 264 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/56 to 31/12/60: File AIR 27/2852/5 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8433624
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WS


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2016 18:25 TB Added
15-Jun-2020 22:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
15-Jun-2020 22:15 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2020 08:47 AlLach Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

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