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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21292
Last updated: 12 July 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:247 Squadron Royal Air Force (247 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WK874
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Odiham, near Basingstoke, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Destination airport:RAF Odiham, Basingstoke, Hampshire (ODH/EGVO)
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WK874: Notified as awaiting collection 24/12/1952, delivered to the RAF 31/12/1952. RAF Service career was with 247 Squadron, RAF Odiham only, coded "G"

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4/10/1956: The pilot retracted the undercarriage in error for raising the flaps after landing at RAF Odiham. The ventral fuel tank was damaged and caught fire. The Meteor was seriously damaged in the ensuing blaze, and was written off. Struck off Charge 4/10/1956 as Cat.5(c) and reduced to spares and produce. No reports of injuries to the pilot.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.183 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 71)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.213

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Revision history:

19-Jun-2008 11:48 JINX Added
12-May-2015 17:49 BlB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
12-Jul-2020 20:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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