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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20885
Last updated: 28 August 2019
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Date:11-MAR-1965
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor T. Mk 7
Owner/operator:ETPS Royal Air Force (ETPS RAF)
Registration: WH231
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cove, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Farnborough (FAB/EGLF)
Narrative:
EPTS (Empire Pilot Test School) Meteor crashed and destroyed 11/3/1965: Whilst making a simulated asymmetric approach to Farnborough, Hampshire, with the port engine throttled back, when the starboard engine failed.

The Meteor yawed badly then rolled inverted and dived into the ground killing the only occupant, a pilot of the Indian Air Force. The engine failure was attributed to a foreign object no bigger than a grain of salt which had held a ball valve off its seat and bled off the servo pressure

Sources:

1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999 (James J .Halley 1983)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1965.htm
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20130717113810/http://daveg4otu.tripod.com:80/hancrash.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2008 01:35 JINX Added
29-Sep-2011 03:37 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
29-Sep-2011 03:38 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
07-Jan-2013 14:44 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Sep-2013 10:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2015 08:17 ABBA Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]
04-Dec-2018 10:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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