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Last updated: 15 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Gloster Meteor F.Mk III
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: EE472
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.III EE472, "RAW-R" of 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron, RAF: Written off (destroyed) 8/1/1950. During the descent from high level for final approach to RAF Finningley, South Yorkshire, both engines of Meteor EE472 flamed out and could not be re-started (possibly due to engine icing?), and the canopy misted over with ice. The pilot - Flying Officer D.A.Barry - bailed out and landed safely. The Meteor dived into the ground near RAF Finningley. South Yorkshire


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. Gloster Meteor in British Service By Martin Derry, Neil Robinson
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.27

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Revision history:

25-Sep-2020 20:13 Dr. John Smith Added
26-Sep-2020 20:46 Yarbi Updated [Operator, Location, Accident report, Operator]
15-Dec-2020 13:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]

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