ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20664
Last updated: 6 May 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:07-NOV-1953
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:500 (County of Kent) Squadron Royal Air Force (500 (County of Kent) Sqn RAF)
Registration: WF640
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1 mile NNW of Headcorn, Kent -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF West Malling, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WF640: Delivered to the RAF 6 MU Cosford 28.6.51; Issued to 12 MU 15.10.51. Entered service with 500 (County of Kent) Sqn, Royal Aux AF 14.1'.52 coded H. Based at RAF West Malling, Kent.

Written off when collided with WK805 during camera-gun attack and abandoned 1 mile North-North West of Headcorn, Kent, 7.11.53. Pilot of WF640, Pilot Officer R.C.S. Cockell injured after ejecting from his Meteor at 15,000 feet and 320 knots IAS (Indicated Air Speed). The pilot of the other Meteor F.8 (WK805) was killed.

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WF
3. http://www.air-britain.com/pdfs/sampleaeromil.pdf
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mid-air_collisions_and_incidents_in_the_United_Kingdom#1950s
5. http://web.archive.org/web/20171115111244/http://www.ejection-history.org.uk:80/project/year_pages/1953.htm#nov


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Jun-2008 22:10 JINX Added
14-Jun-2013 18:27 Nepa Updated
24-Oct-2017 21:00 Dr. John Smith Updated

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description