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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20261
Last updated: 12 August 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:209 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (209 AFS RAF)
Registration: WA712
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Draycott Park, Sutton Benger, 5miles NE of RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Hullavington, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Weston Zoyland, Somerset
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7, WA712, 209 AFS, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 8/9/53. Aircraft suffered structural failure in flight, and crashed at Draycott Park, Sutton Benger, five miles North East of RAF Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire. Pilot (flying solo) was killed.

Pilot of Meteor WA712
Pilot Officer Ian Douglas Guthrie Somerside, RAF (pilot, aged 22)

The reported crash location of Sutton Benger is a village and civil parish in the county of Wiltshire, England, 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Chippenham. The parish includes the hamlet of Draycot Cerne.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.150 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 410
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 12)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/174:
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/32/S2655:

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Revision history:

31-May-2008 07:58 JINX Added
06-Jun-2008 22:13 JINX Updated
14-Jun-2013 17:58 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
06-Dec-2013 17:15 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 18:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2020 19:16 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Operator]

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