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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20646
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Date:18-AUG-1953
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:56 (Punjab) Squadron Royal Air Force (56 (Punjab) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE951
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach. Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WE951: First issued to 56 Sqn, RAF Waterbeach 30.3.51 coded J later V. sustained minor (Cat 2(R)) damage 25.7.52; Repaired On Site at Waterbeach, and returned to 56 Sqn 2.10.52 re-coded O.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when overshot during an abandoned take-off and went through a hedge, at RAF Waterbeach, 18.8.53. Pilot, Pilot Officer S.A.Sumner (Service Number 2528430) survived OK. Aircraft deemed "beyond economic repair" and struck off charge as Cat 5(S).

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WE
3. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39925/supplement/4122/data.pdf
4. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/sampleaeromil.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Jun-2008 22:07 JINX Added
15-Jan-2012 15:00 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source]
28-May-2017 23:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2017 23:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Oct-2017 19:27 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]

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