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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20647
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WE955
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussexme -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
Destination airport:RAF Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex
WE955: Delivered to 1 Sqn, RAF Tangmere 22.5.51 coded JX-C later T. Written off when both engines cut on approach; belly landed in field, Tangmere, Chichester, West Sussex 26.6.51. (Pilot - Pilot Officer W.E. Willis - survived OK). Damage initially assessed as Cat 4(R). Later re-assessed as "beyond economic repair" re-cat 5(S) 16.7.51 and struck off charge


1. Air Britain RAF Aircraft WA100 - WZ999

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Revision history:

05-Jun-2008 22:10 JINX Added
12-May-2015 07:21 Coumes Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
28-May-2017 23:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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