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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21332
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: WL138
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2.5 miles East of RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WL138: Notified as awaiting collection 30/11/53, delivered to the RAF 12/1/54. RAF Service career was with 72 Squadron and 19 Squadron

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 4/6/56: Lost power on approach to RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire and force-landed two and a half miles east of the airfield. According to an eyewitness report:

"My father was this man's best friend and I have photos of the pilot that died in this crash. They were stationed together at Church Fenton in 19 Sqn. My father has just passed away and I am going through his stuff. I can name the pilot if i am allowed to and provide a photo of him too"


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.180 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p.72)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.197

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Revision history:

19-Jun-2008 19:10 JINX Added
13-Oct-2011 12:20 Anon. Updated [Source]
12-May-2015 07:37 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
16-Jun-2020 00:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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