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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234780
Last updated: 6 April 2020
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Date:08-FEB-1954
Time:day
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
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife (ADX/EGQL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
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

Sources:

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
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WM


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Revision history:

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

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