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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21330
Last updated: 2 June 2020
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Date:21-NOV-1955
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WL133
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:RAF Kinloss, Morayshire, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kinloss, Morayshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WL133: Notified as awaiting collection 30/11/53, delivered to the RAF 29/12/53. Sole RSF operational career was as "D" of 19 Squadron, RAF

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 21/11/55: Brakes failed while taxiing at RAF Kinloss, Morayshire, Scotland, and aircraft collided with a hangar. Not repaired. Damaged airframe removed to 63 MU RAF Edzell where struck off charge as Cat.5(c) and broken up for spares and produce. Some sources state that the damaged airframe was removed to the Civil Defence Training Centre, Easingwold, in about mid-1956

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.176 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p )
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.141
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WL


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 19:04 JINX Added
13-May-2015 08:48 Boile A. Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport]
02-Jun-2020 21:11 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]

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