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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21279
Last updated: 13 June 2020
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Date:17-MAR-1956
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WK808
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WK808: Notified as awaiting collection 2/10/52, delivered to the RAF 8/10/52. RAF Service career was with the RAF St. Athan Station Flight, 257 Squadron, and 1 Squadron RAF Tangmere

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 17/3/56: Belly landed at RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex, after the undercarriage collapsed during a roller landing. Not repaired, Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) 17/3/56 and broken up for spares and produce. Pilot uninjured.

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. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1956.htm
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WK


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 09:39 JINX Added
12-May-2015 17:42 BlB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
13-Jun-2020 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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