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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20640
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Date:06-MAY-1951
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:64 Squadron Royal Air Force (64 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE933
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Acomb, near Rawcliffe, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire (EGXU)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WE933: First Issued to 64 Sqn 15/3/51. Crashed and destroyed 6/5/1951. The aircraft dived into the ground from about 15,000 feet at full power and hit the ground vertically. The aircraft crashed beside the York to Hull railway line. The railway line was damaged by the blast and a 10 mph speed restriction was placed on the stretch until the line could be repaired.

A huge crater was made after the aircraft disappeared into the ground and exploded, the pilot had no chance, he was killed instantly. It was suggested that anoxia (oxygen starvation) may have caused the pilot to black out, and then the aircraft dived into the ground but this was never proven because the aircraft was completely destroyed.

Pilot: Sgt Pilot Kenneth John Hodgson RAF (577966), aged 26, of Manchester. Buried Queenstown Cemetery, Blackpool, Lancashire.

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100-WZ999
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/we933.html
3. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WE
4. https://www.flickr.com/photos/watertowers/7609542822


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2008 16:52 JINX Added
05-May-2013 13:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Jun-2013 14:39 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
27-May-2017 21:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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