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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21321
Last updated: 10 December 2019
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Date:02-MAY-1966
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:85 Squadron Royal Air Force (85 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WL106
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF stn Binbrook, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Written off 2/5/1966: During take off from Binbrook, Lincolnshire, the undercarriage was raised too soon. WL106 sank back onto the runway, scraping the ventral and under wing tanks. The pilot managed to get the Meteor airborne, and made an emergency landing, which burst the starboard tyre causing the aircraft to swing off the runway.

Pilot uninjured, but aircraft deemed to have been damaged beyond economic repair, and struck off charge as Cat.5(c) on 21/6/1966

Sources:

1. RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999 (Jame J Halley, Air Britain 1983)
2. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1960s-incident-logs#1966
3. http://www.ukserials.com/losses-1966.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 18:45 JINX Added
23-Jan-2012 15:28 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport, Source]
07-Sep-2013 05:38 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
15-Sep-2014 12:10 Jixon Updated [Location]

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