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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230977
Last updated: 29 November 2019
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Date:04-MAY-1948
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:245 (Northern Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (245 (Northern Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VT126
C/n / msn: MR-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wood Farm, Oulton Broad, near Blicking, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, Norfolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor VT126 ("MR-C"): This aircraft had a very short service life. It was delivered to the RAF on 8 April 1948, and was written off on 4 May 1948 (less than one month later). VT126 was destroyed when it flew into the ground in low cloud at Wood Farm, Oulton Broad, near Blicking, Norfolk. The pilot was killed.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.53. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 53)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2417: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578263
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VT


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Nov-2019 21:56 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Nov-2019 22:07 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
29-Nov-2019 22:17 Nepa Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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