Incident Gloster Meteor F Mk 8 WA788,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 20289
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Date:Wednesday 5 January 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor F Mk 8
Owner/operator:RAE Farnborough
Registration: WA788
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Valley, Anglesey, North Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Farnborough Airfield, Farnborough, Hampshire (EGLF)
Destination airport:RAF Valley, Anglesey
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 WA788: Delivered 5/2/51. Known operational career was with the CFS (Central Fighter Establishment), the AFDS (Air Fighting Development Squadron), and the RAE at Farnborough

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5/1/55: Hydraulics failed on approach to RAF Valley, Anglesey, aircraft landed on one wheel and nose wheel only. Pilot uninjured, but aircraft decalred to be "beyond economic repair". Struck off charge as Cat.5(G/I) on 28/3/55 and became Ground Instruction Airframe 7194M at EE Warton (later scrapped).


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.167 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p.15)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.111
4. The Gloster Meteor in British Service By Martin Derry

Revision history:

31-May-2008 13:08 JINX Added
12-Jun-2008 08:39 JINX Updated
20-Jun-2013 04:45 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
18-Jul-2013 09:48 JINX Updated [Location, Destination airport, Source]
03-May-2020 16:22 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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