Gear-up landing Incident Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 WL479,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154699
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Date:Tuesday 8 January 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:RAF Flying College
Registration: WL479
MSN: G5/423828
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Manby, Lincolnshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Manby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Manby, Lincolnshire
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WL479: Notified as awaiting collection 17/11/1952, delivered 24/11/1952. RAF operational service career was with 209 AFS, 12 FTS, 8 FTS, and the RAF Flying College Manby

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 8/1/1957: While carrying out asymmetric flying training, by flying on one engine only, the "live" engine of Meteor WL479 failed while on approach to RAF Manby Lincolnshire, leaving the aircraft without any functioning engines, and the aircraft belly landed into a field short of the runaway. The pilot - Flight Sergeant C.H.Maynard (Service Number 1893924) - was uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.184 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p 74)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.228

Revision history:

01-Apr-2013 00:11 Dr. John Smith Added
12-May-2015 07:46 yarbi Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
21-May-2017 23:08 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2017 16:13 Red Dragon Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport]
12-Mar-2020 16:10 DG333 Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
16-Jul-2020 22:05 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-May-2021 20:13 Carel Updated [Location, Operator]

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