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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20690
Last updated: 26 November 2019
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Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:RAF College of Air Warfare
Registration: WF771
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Stn Farm, nr RAF East Halton, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Manby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Strubby, Lincolnshire
Dived into a hill at Station Farm, East Halton, Lincolnshire, destroying a tractor and killing a cow. The crew did not abandon the aircraft and both were killed.
F/Sgt (1566237) William Henry BLACK AFM (pilot) RAF - killed
W/Cdr (164.406) Francis Michael HEGARTY AFC & Bar (pilot) RAF - killed

The aircraft flew into rising ground but the reasons for this were never determined.The story at the time was that the sortie was one that included a test of the students assymetric minima which could have gone horribly wrong.


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

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Revision history:

07-Jun-2008 02:08 JINX Added
10-Feb-2013 20:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2013 20:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-May-2015 05:29 Lotos Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]

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