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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230838
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:12-SEP-1946
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk III
Owner/operator:263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Squadron Royal Air Force (263 (Fellowship of the Bellows) Sqn RAF)
Registration: EE301
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Turnhouse, Lothian
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.3 EE301: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12 September 1946 when caught fire in flight. Fire spread throughout the centre section and pilot had to make an emergency belly landing at RAF Turnhouse, Edinburgh, Lothian. No reports of any fatalities or injuries to the pilot. Aircraft not repaired and struck off charge.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.51. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft EA100-EZ999 (James J Halley, Air Brtiain, 1988 p 19)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/28/W2363: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578209
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._263_Squadron_RAF#Post-war
5. 263 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540): National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2488 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2505126 for period 1 Jan 1946 to 31 Dec 1950
6. 263 Squadron ORB (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) Index/Supplement for May 1946-June 1947: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2489 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2505127


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Nov-2019 00:17 Dr. John Smith Added
24-Nov-2019 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
24-Nov-2019 00:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
27-Nov-2019 11:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 11:19 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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