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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21293
Last updated: 6 February 2020
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Date:27-SEP-1966
Time:
Type:Gloster Meteor U.16 Drone
Owner/operator:RAE Llanbedr
Registration: WK877
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Aberporth Missile Range, Cardigan Bay -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAE Aberporth
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Delivered 08.05.1953; operational service with 54 and 56 Squadrons. Withdrawn from service 17.08.1955 to 20 MU RAF Aston Down for storage. To 33 MU RAF Lyneham 23.08. 1960. Selected for conversion to Meteor U.16 drone and ownership transferred to C(A) Ministry of Aviation. Transferred to Flight Refuelling Ltd at Tarrant Rushton, Dorset 20.12.1961 for U16 conversion,

Written off 27.09.1966 when expended in missile trials over the Aberporth Ranges, Cardigan Bay

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1983 p.71)
2. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=WK
3. http://www.rafaberporth.org.uk/page3.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2008 11:49 JINX Added
04-Jan-2015 18:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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