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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20624
Last updated: 9 September 2019
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Date:01-JAN-1956
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron Royal Air Force (504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE873
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles NW of Mildenhall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Wymeswold, Leicestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Control lost during practice interception, abandoned as unable to recover from inverted spin. Crashed three miles North West of Mildenhall, Suffolk after the pilot abandoned the aircraft following loss of control.

Crew: Pilot Officer G. H. Smith (pilot) RAF - ejected OK.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1983)
2. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/sampleaeromil.pdf
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20170723045955/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1956.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2008 15:22 JINX Added
22-Mar-2010 11:10 504Historian Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Sep-2012 19:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
11-May-2013 08:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
26-May-2013 18:04 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative]
26-May-2017 16:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-Oct-2017 18:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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