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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21359
Last updated: 13 January 2020
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Type:Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:RAF CFE CF
Registration: WL368
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr Dunnikier House Hotel, 2 miles N of Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF West Raynham, Norfolk
Destination airport:RAF Leuchars, Fife
Control lost in bad visibility, after diversion from Turnhouse to Leuchars, flew into trees.
Should read engine failure. Visability was good in Kirkcaldy and they were in total contol . The engine cut out before they hit the trees right between Kirkcaldy High School and Dunnikeir House.
F/Lt (607284) Michael John WITHEY (pilot) RAF - killed.
SAC (1930851) Daniel McLOUGHLIN (pax.) RAF - killed.


I actually saw this aircraft as I was coming out of school one engine was on fire which made it stand out I ran all the way to the eventual crash site but was stopped from getting too close the flight path of this aircraft was not as described in so much as it was not flying over Templehall school as my route home was St kilda Crescent then Cumbrae terr then up towards Dunnikier estate and aircraft was too my left at all timesso about 70 yards away from school playing fields

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Revision history:

20-Jun-2008 07:12 JINX Added
08-Jul-2008 11:02 JINX Updated
21-Sep-2008 08:14 Veronica Hall Updated
01-Jul-2010 04:58 jock Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2013 02:17 Anon. Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
12-May-2015 07:57 yari Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Feb-2018 20:20 Updated [Operator]

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