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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21318
Last updated: 26 June 2020
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Date:27-AUG-1956
Time:09:35
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: WK985
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:6 mi SE of Ceuta -   Morocco
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Gibraltar
Destination airport:Gibraltar
Narrative:
Both engines failed, abandoned. Practising aerobatics for a forthcoming B of B display at RAF Gibraltar
Pilot was Fl/Lt Murphy, CO of a small detachment in support of summer camp for visiting Auxiliary Air Force Squadrons. The aircraft and pilot were never found despite a Shackleton of 224 squadron taking off soon after the pilots mayday.

Sources:

Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999
https://www.gov.uk/search-armed-forces-memorial-roll-of-honourroll-of-honour.php?SerialNo=R4483


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 18:42 JINX Added
18-Jan-2012 07:17 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Source]
18-Jan-2012 09:36 Nepa Updated [Operator, Source]
14-Aug-2012 10:57 Anon. Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-May-2013 07:14 Denis Perry Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
25-Oct-2013 09:37 DustyRN Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
22-Jun-2017 14:31 Albert Updated [Damage, Narrative]
26-Jun-2020 08:06 TB Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Damage]

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