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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20289
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1955
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: WA788
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, North Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WA788: Delivered 5/2/51. Known operational career was with the CFS (Central Fighter Establishment), the AFDS (Air Fighting Development Squadron), and the RAE at Farnborough

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5/1/55: Hydraulics failed on approach to RAF Valley, Anglesey, aircraft landed on one wheel and nose wheel only. Pilot uninjured, but aircraft decalred to be "beyond economic repair". Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) on 28/3/55 and became Ground Instruction Airframe 7194M at EE Warton (later scrapped).

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.167 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.15)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.111
4. The Gloster Meteor in British Service By Martin Derry
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 13:08 JINX Added
12-Jun-2008 08:39 JINX Updated
20-Jun-2013 04:45 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
18-Jul-2013 09:48 JINX Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
03-May-2020 16:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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