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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231048
Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Date:05-JAN-1949
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gloster Meteor F.Mk 4
Owner/operator:245 (Northern Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (245 (Northern Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: VT123
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Horsham St. Faith, Nordolk
Destination airport:RAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Narrative:
Gloster Meteor VT123: Written off (damaged beyond repair) 5 January 1949. Swung off runway on landing, after double flame out at RAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire. Aircraft cartwheeled and pilot thrown out. Pilot killed.

Sources:

A. Gloster Meteor production list
B. http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578281
C. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1940-1949_28.html
D. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VT
E. http://www.bcar.org.uk/1945-49-incident-logs#1949
F. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.83. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
G. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 83)
H. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2435


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Dec-2019 19:49 Dr. John Smith Added
02-Dec-2019 19:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Dec-2019 19:52 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
02-Dec-2019 21:18 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Operator]
28-May-2021 21:26 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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