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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231718
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Date:18-MAR-1951
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron Royal Air Force (504 (County of Nottingham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VZ404
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/4 mile North of Desford School, Desford, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 VZ404, 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 18/3/51 when dived into the ground 1/4 mile north of Desford School, Kirkby Road, Desford, 2 miles north of Desford, Leicestershire. The reason for the accident was never explained, and the pilot was killed

Crew of Meteor VZ404:
Flight Sergeant Ronald Clifford Charles Godsell, RAF (Service Number 2681566) - killed on active service 18/3/51

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.112 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 123
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT220/44: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424165
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/31/S2518: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578364
5. https://www.rauxaf.net/page151.html
6. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VZ


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Dec-2019 22:11 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 12:10 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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