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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20248
Last updated: 23 July 2020
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Date:30-OCT-1950
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: WA673
C/n / msn: G5/366566
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salperton, 8 miles East of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Little Rissington, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WA673, CFS (Central Flying School), RAF: Written off (destroyed) 30 October 1950 when broke up in dive out of cloud. The aircraft broke up in the air, possibly because the undercarriage dropped down under high speed "G" loadings in flight. Both crew killed

Crew of Meteor WA673:
Flight Lt Brian Ray Marks DFC AFC aged 27 - killed on active service 30/10/50
Flight Lt Francis Edward Morris, aged 27- killed on active service 30/10/50

The reported crash location of Salperton is a village in the Cotswolds about 8 miles east of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire at approximate coordinates 5153′06″N 153′24″W. It is also known as Cold Salperton, owing to its exposed position

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.108. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 p 92
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
4. RAF Little Rissington: The Central Flying School 1946-76 p 311 By R. Deacon, A. Pollock, M. Thomas, R. Bagshaw
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/34: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424155
6. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/31/S2509: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578355
7. https://www.aviation-links.co.uk/Gloucestershire%20Aircraft%20Accidents.pdf
8. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA
9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salperton


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 07:10 JINX Added
10-Jun-2008 01:45 JINX Updated
11-May-2015 19:44 DB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Dec-2019 20:32 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2019 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
23-Dec-2019 20:44 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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