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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20653
Last updated: 13 May 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE974
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hales, nr RAF Horsham St Faith, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St Faith, Norfolk
Destination airport:
During a dog fight at 9,000 feet WE974 ("S" of 74 Sqn RAF) collided with WA879 ("G" of 74 Sqn RAF) crushing the cockpit. The seat of Meteor WA879 was automatically ejected and struck the underside of WE974 killing the pilot. The other pilot in Meteor WE974 (Flying Officer R.G.Baillie) ejected through the canopy but his chute did not open properly and he was killed. The aircraft crashed near Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk


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

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Revision history:

05-Jun-2008 22:50 JINX Added
29-Jun-2011 02:16 angels one five Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Jun-2011 03:26 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Source]
21-May-2014 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Jun-2014 01:34 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
28-Jun-2014 01:34 angels one five Updated [Location]
10-May-2015 16:49 Angel Dick one Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]

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