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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20874
Last updated: 27 September 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:215 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (215 AFS RAF)
Registration: WH197
C/n / msn: G5/442147
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2 miles SSW of RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WH197, 215 AFS, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 29 December 1953: Whilst on a final turn to land at RAF Finningley in a right hand circuit, the degree of bank increased, and the rate of descent was high, causing the aircraft to strike the ground, cartwheel, and blow up, two miles south south west of RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire, killing the pilot.

Crew of Meteor T.7:
PIlot Officer Peter Edward Jones (pilot, flying solo, aged 23)


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.153 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 438
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)

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Revision history:

09-Jun-2008 19:55 JINX Added
12-May-2015 17:04 BlB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Destination airport]
17-Feb-2020 02:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Feb-2020 11:59 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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