Incident Gloster Meteor F Mk 4 VT261,
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Date:Monday 16 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor F Mk 4
Owner/operator:92 Sqn RAF
Registration: VT261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire (EGXU)
Destination airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire (EGXU)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor F.Mk.4 VT261, 92 Squadron, RAF: Delivered 17/9/1948 to 92 Squadron and coded "HI-A". Written off (destroyed) 16/1/1950. The aircraft struck the ground during a single-engine overshoot at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire. The pilot, Pilot II H. J. Blackwell, escaped


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 SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.30
4. 92 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) for the period 1/1/1947 to 31/12/1950: National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 27/2443/3 at
6. VT261 at Duxford 1948:

Revision history:

14-Dec-2020 18:51 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Dec-2020 19:08 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
15-Dec-2020 09:49 Oezil Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]

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