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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20983
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Date:14-MAY-1956
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:63 Squadron Royal Air Force (63 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WH415
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WH415: Notified as awaiting collection 28/3/52, delivered to the RAF 3/4/52. RAF Service career was with 56 Squadron, RAF Waterbeach Station Flight, and 63 Squadron.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 14/5/56: Undershot landing at RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. Aircraft bounced on touch down, undercarriage damaged and then collapsed, aircraft overshot and bellylanded. Not repaired, Struck Off Charge 14/5/56 as Cat.5(c) and broken up as spares and produce.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.167 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 15)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.141
4. 63 Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/56 to 31/5/58: File AIR 27/2791/1 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D8430645
5. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WH


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Jun-2008 08:37 JINX Added
12-May-2015 07:36 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
15-Jun-2020 21:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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