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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20628
Last updated: 30 January 2020
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Time:16:00 LT
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:233 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (233 OCU RAF)
Registration: WE887
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 miles ENE of Worms Head, Glamorgan -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Pembrey, Carmarthenshire
Destination airport:
Gloster Meteor WE887 "J" of 233 OCU collided on 14/1/57 with Gloster Meteor F 8 WH457 of the FWS in formation, and was abandoned 4 miles east-northeast of Worms Head, Glamorgan. Pilot F/Lt R W Hayes ejected through the canopy, but the chute failed to deploy, and he was killed

WH457 landed safely back at Pembrey and was repaired


1. RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1983)

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Revision history:

05-Jun-2008 15:43 JINX Added
29-Jun-2011 03:24 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Jan-2012 14:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2014 15:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
21-May-2014 15:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]
28-Jun-2014 10:04 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
10-May-2015 16:45 Angel Dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
24-May-2019 01:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Source]
30-May-2019 15:35 stehlik49 Updated [Operator]

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