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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20964
Last updated: 22 June 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:FWS Royal Air Force (FWS RAF)
Registration: WH355
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Ashby, 2 miles South of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Leconfield, East Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WH355: Notified as awaiting collection 15/1/52, delivered to the RAF 22/1/52. RAF Operational service career was with the CFE DFLS (Central Fighter Establishment Day Fighter Leaders School) and the FWS (Fighter Weapons School), RAF

Written off (destroyed) 28/6/56: The aircraft was following the leader in a tail chase when it flew into a towering cumulonimbus cloud in a semi-inverted attitude. The Meteor was then seen to dive into the ground near Ashby, two miles South of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. The probable cause of the accident was loss of control due to turbulence whilst flying in cloud. The pilot did not leave the aircraft, and was killed on impact with the ground

Crew of Meteor WH355:
Flying Officer Brian CARSE, RAF (pilot, Service Number 607426, aged 24)

The reported crash location of Ashby is a suburb of Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, England, two miles south of the centre. The population of the suburb is included in the Brumby ward of the North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.181 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 50)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.201

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Revision history:

12-Jun-2008 07:30 JINX Added
12-May-2015 07:44 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
22-Jun-2020 16:25 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Jun-2020 18:47 Yarbi Updated [Operator, Operator]

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