ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234780
Last updated: 6 April 2020
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Gloster Meteor NF.Mk 11
Owner/operator:151 Squadron Royal Air Force (151 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WM251
C/n / msn: AWA.5153
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL), Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Gloster Meteor NF.11 WM251: Delivered 15/12/52. Sole RAF service was with 151 Squadron at RAF Leuchars. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8/2/54: The aircraft suffered a burst tyre on take off from RAF Leuchars, Fife. As a result, the aircraft swung off the runway, undercarriage collapsed, a wing tank burst open, spilling fuel, and the aircraft caught fire. Both crew were unhurt - the pilot was Pilot Officer P.L. Tindall (aged 23), but the name of the navigator is not yet known

WM251 was Struck off charge as Cat.5(scrap) 17/2/54


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.155 ISBN 0-85130-290-4
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 78)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.32

Related books:

Revision history:

05-Apr-2020 19:00 Dr. John Smith Added
06-Apr-2020 08:52 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description