Incident Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 WA719,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20270
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Date:Friday 12 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:205 AFS RAF
Registration: WA719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:3/4 mile NE of RAF Middleton St. George, Co.Durham, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Middleton St. George, near Darlington, County Durham
Destination airport:RAF Middleton St. George, Co.Durham
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 WA719, 205 AFS (Advanced Flying School) RAF: delivered 26/10/1950. Written off (damaged beyond repair) 12/01/1951: Undershot on asymmetric (single engine) approach to RAF Middleton St. George, near Darlington, County Durham. Aircraft came down 3/4 mile north east of the airfield boundary, and was wrecked when lost control on landing and crossed the railway line, ending up in an embankment of the Stockton-Darlington line. No reported injuries to the crew.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.89 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.106
4. 205 AFS ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1951 to 31/5/1954: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 29/2145/2 at

Revision history:

31-May-2008 11:34 JINX Added
10-Jun-2008 01:47 JINX Updated
11-May-2015 19:45 DB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Jan-2021 02:16 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2021 14:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Source, Narrative]
12-Jan-2021 14:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2021 15:17 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
12-Jan-2021 17:11 Werich Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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