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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66533
Last updated: 11 November 2019
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Date:27-APR-1944
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor protoype
Owner/operator:Gloster Aircraft Ltd
Registration: DG205/G
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The first Whittle W.2B powered Meteor, DG205/G, flew on the 17/6/1943. Crashed at Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire on 27/4/1944, due to an aileron mass balance weight becoming detached whilst in a dive. Pilot (named as John-Crossy-Warren) killed. Total flying time 80 hours

Sources:

http://www.meteorflight.com/wps/meteor.nsf/pages/meteor_f9-40
https://ww2db.com/aircraft_spec.php?aircraft_model_id=52
http://plane-crazy.purplecloud.net/Aircraft/Jets/Meteor/gloster_meteor.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Meteor
http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/weapons_gloster_meteor_development.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jul-2009 21:54 VHKDK Added
25-Dec-2012 17:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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