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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20322
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Date:21-NOV-1953
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WA967
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Wattisham, Suffolk
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WA967, 263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21/11/53 when the aircraft caught fire in flight. Despite the aircraft recovering safely to RAF Wattisham, Suffolk, the aircraft was deemed as "damaged beyond economic repair". Not repaired, and struck off charge. The pilot was uninjured.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.152 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 430
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/187: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424308
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/32/S2668: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578514
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 20:36 JINX Added
06-Jun-2008 22:18 JINX Updated
30-May-2013 13:50 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
06-Jan-2020 22:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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