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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20665
Last updated: 31 July 2020
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Date:04-SEP-1953
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:257 (Burma) Squadron Royal Air Force (257 (Burma) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WF648
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 8 miles E of Lowestoft, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WF648: First issued to 56 Sqn 17.7.51 coded E. Sustained Cat 3(R) damage 12.2.52. To Gloster Aircraft 27.3.52 as Cat 4(R) damaged. Repaired and returned to the RAF at 12 MU 18.3.53. Returned to 257 Sqn 18.6.53.

Written off (destroyed) when broke up in the air and crashed into the North Sea 8 miles East of Lowestoft, Suffolk, 4.9.53. Pilot, Flt Lt A S Finch killed

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF
3. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/sampleaeromil.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2008 22:12 JINX Added
24-Jan-2012 13:08 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
24-Jan-2012 13:09 Nepa Updated [Source]
30-May-2013 13:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
24-Oct-2017 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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