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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20262
Last updated: 12 January 2021
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Date:18-JAN-1951
Time:day
Type:Gloster Meteor T.Mk 7
Owner/operator:205 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (205 AFS RAF)
Registration: WA713
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Middleton St.George, nr Darlington, Co.Durham, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St.George, Co.Durham
Destination airport:RAF Middleton St.George
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WA713, 205 AFS (Advanced Flying School) RAF: delivered 10/10/1950. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 18/1/1951, when Undershot runway & undercarriage leg torn off on landing at RAF Middleton St. George, near Darlington, County Durham

Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) and relegated to Ground Instructional Airframe 6863M. In the event, deemed too badly damaged for such use, and instead Struck Off Charge as Cat.5(c) for breaking up as spares and produce.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.110 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.108
4. 205 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2145/2 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7162859
5. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WA


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-May-2008 08:02 JINX Added
12-Jun-2008 08:42 JINX Updated
19-Jun-2013 14:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
08-Jan-2021 02:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Jan-2021 09:35 Quenten74 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]
12-Jan-2021 15:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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