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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20898
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:19-NOV-1955
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:600 (City of London) Squadron Royal Air Force (600 (City of London) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH253
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Biggin Hill, Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Kent
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WH253: Notified as awaiting collection 17/9/51, delivered to the RAF on 20/9/51. Known operational RAF service career was with 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron RAF, and 600 (City of London) Sqaudron RAF (coded "R").

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 19/11/55: Stalled on approach, undershot the runway and crash landed at RAF Biggin Hill, Bromley, Kent. Pilot not reported as having sustained any injuries.



Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.176 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 49)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.167
4. Gentlemen in Blue: 600 Squadron (Appendix XV) By Hans Onderwater
5. WH253 as R of 600 Squadron, Biggin Hill 1955: http://www.aviationbanter.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=61346&d=1352810247
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WH



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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jun-2008 06:51 JINX Added
10-Jan-2012 14:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
26-Jan-2013 16:23 Nepa Updated [Location]
09-Mar-2015 16:51 Anthony G. Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
02-Jun-2020 20:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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