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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189138
Last updated: 3 November 2019
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Date:10-DEC-1946
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor Mk III
Owner/operator:Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
Registration: EE361
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near RCAF Station Namao, AB -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Station Namao, AB
Destination airport:RCAF Station Namao, AB
Narrative:
Meteor EE361 was assigned to the RCAF Test and Development Establishment on 14-Mar-1946 to familiarize the air force with jet fighters. The Meteor was then transferred to the Winter Experimental Establishment (WEE) at RCAF Station Namao, Alberta for cold weather trials. Following a test flight, the pilot was descending through cloud when he experienced high Mach compressibility due to a high rate of descent. The Meteor became uncontrollable but the pilot was able to pull the aircraft out of the dive and safely landed. Upon inspection, the tail section was found to be twisted and severely damaged from overstress and could have easily departed the aircraft. The Meteor was returned to Gloster in Mar-1948. It was not repaired but served as a ground test airframe.

Sources:

Sixty Years, The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984 (Pg 226)
The Avro CF-100, Larry Milberry (Pg 21-23)
Canadian Military Aircraft, Serials & Photographs, J.A. Griffin
https://legionmagazine.com/en/2010/02/the-roar-of-the-meteor-air-force-part-37/
http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_EE182_EW361.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Aug-2016 15:26 yukonjack Added
25-Jan-2018 19:08 TB Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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