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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20316
Last updated: 5 January 2020
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Date:16-DEC-1953
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA930
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 miles South West of Thurlough, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
Abandoned out of fuel in bad weather & crashed 5 miles SW of Thurlough, Cambridgeshire. One of three 56 Squadron Meteor F.Mk.8s abandoned on this date for this reason (the other two were WA769 and WH283). A fourth (WH510) was written off in a forced landing.

Pilot:
Flight Lt G.F.W. Hoppitt RAF - ejected safely, parachuted down OK.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.153 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 436
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 20:12 JINX Added
15-Jan-2012 15:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Dec-2013 16:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2020 23:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jan-2020 09:46 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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