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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21267
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:04-JUN-1956
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:RAF Flying College Cranwell
Registration: WK752
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Manby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WK752: Notified as awaiting collection 18/2/52, delivered to the RAF 20/8/52. RAF Service career was with the APS (Armament Practice Station) RAF Acklington, and the RAF Flying College, Cranwell.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4/6/56: Overshot landing at RAF Langar, Nottinghamshire, and aircraft ran into a ditch after the brakes failed. Nose wheel collapsed on impact with ditch. Not repaired, Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) and broken up for spares and produce at Langar

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.170 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 70)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.197
4. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. https://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=40185
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WK


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 09:13 JINX Added
12-May-2015 07:40 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
12-May-2015 07:40 yarbi Updated [Destination airport]
16-Jun-2020 00:14 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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