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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231733
Last updated: 27 December 2019
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Date:23-FEB-1951
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: VW287
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hulls Farm, Stoke-by-Clare, 4 miles S of RAF Stradishall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 VW287, 226 OCU, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 23/2/51 when crashed at Hulls Farm, Stoke-by-Clare, four miles south of RAF Stradishall, Suffolk. Shortly after take-off, the Meteor dived into the ground for unexplained reasons, and the pilot was killed.

Crew of Meteor VW287
Flight Sergeant Gordon Dennis Lyon, RAF - killed on active service 23/2/51

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.111. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 117
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT233/42: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C424163
4. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/31/S2516: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578362
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VW
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoke-by-Clare


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Dec-2019 18:22 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Dec-2019 21:40 stehlik49 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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