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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230787
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:01-FEB-1946
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk III
Owner/operator:222 (Natal) Squadron Royal Air Force (222 (Natal) Sqn RAF)
Registration: EE448
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/4 mile West of Fairmile, near Honiton, Devon -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Exeter, Devon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor EE448 : Written off (destroyed) 1 February 1946 when lost control during aerobatic practice 1/4 mile west of Fairmile, Devon, England and dived into the ground, after it failed to recover from a spiral dive.
Crew:
S/Ldr (39842) George Eric BALL DFC (pilot) RAF - killed

The reported crash location is 1/4 mile west of Fairmile, a hamlet in the English county of Devon. It lies on the former A30 trunk road approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Honiton, where this road crosses the Talaton to Ottery St Mary road, in the valley of the River Tale, at approximate co ordinates: 50.7668N 3.2966W

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.29. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft EA100-EZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1988 p 20)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/28/W2322: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578168
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
5. Biography of pilot: http://bbm.org.uk/airmen/Ball.htm
6. https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2441507/ball,-george-eric/
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairmile,_Devon


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2019 18:57 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Nov-2019 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 10:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Narrative, Operator]

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