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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 241083
Last updated: 9 September 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F.4
Owner/operator:Gloster Aircraft Company Ltd. (G-INFO)
Registration: G-AIDC
C/n / msn: G5/100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB), Zaventeml, Brussels, -   Belgium
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB), Zaventeml, Belgium.
Destination airport:Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB), Zaventeml, Belgium.
G-AIDC, (Gloster Aircraft Ltd; civil Meteor F.4 demonstrator), was written off following a landing accident at Melsbroek Airbase, Brussels on 5th May 1947, when on a test flight flown by a Belgium pilot, who was carrying out his first flight in a jet aircraft. (It was subsequently found that the aircraft actually suffered a technical malfunction).

The centre section , rear fuselage and outer wing panels were salvage and and used in the construction of the prototype Meteor T.7 two seat trainer G-AKPK. (G5/201).

Aeroplane Monthly June 1976 'First in civies' P.319

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09-Sep-2020 13:46 Peter Clarke Added

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