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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 185874
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:15-NOV-1949
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor Mk VII
Owner/operator:203 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (203 AFS RAF)
Registration: VW448
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kirkburn, 3 miles SW of Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, near Dalington, County Durham
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor T.7 VW448, 203 AFS, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 15 November 1949 when crashed at Kirkburn, 3 miles SW of Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire. Flew into fog bank after take off lost height and hit lighting pole; caught fire and broke up in flight. Pilot killed.

Sources:

1. Death notices and funeral reports of which I have copies from the Barry & District News, published in the weeks after the death and the ensuing funeral
2. Broken Wings - Post War RAF Accidents (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1999)
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VW
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirkburn


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2016 14:19 Taffdiver Added
18-Oct-2019 17:19 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 10:22 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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