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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 232984
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:226 Operational Conversion Unit Royal Air Force (226 OCU RAF)
Registration: VT186
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 VT186, 226 OCU, RAF: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 27 April 1951 when undershot on approach to RAF Stradishall, Suffolk. Whilst on a single engine approach to RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, the aircraft came down approximately 300 yards short of the airfield boundary. The possible cause of the incident was due to the aircraft running out of fuel, causing engine failure on the final stages of the approach. No reports of any injuries to the pilot.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.113 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 132
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)

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Revision history:

15-Feb-2020 23:08 Dr. John Smith Added
18-Feb-2020 12:01 Iwosh Updated [Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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