Accident Gloster Meteor NF Mk 11 WD653, Monday 7 January 1952
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Date:Monday 7 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor NF Mk 11
Owner/operator:264 (Madras Presidency) Sqn RAF
Registration: WD653
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Meteor WD653: Written off 07/01/1952, Ran out of fuel at night when ventral tank would not feed, crew abandoned the aircraft near RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, and both bailed out safely.
F/Lt (142.282) L. MACKINNON(pilot) RAF - bailed out OK
F/O (579737) David Ernest George EVEREST (navigator) RAF - bailed out OK


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.123 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft WA100-WZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.210
5. 264 Squadron ORB (Operational Record Book)(Air Mininstry Form AM/f.540) for the period 1/12/1951 to 31/15/1955: National Archives (PRO Kew) file AIR 27/2672/2 at

Revision history:

03-Jun-2008 01:46 JINX Added
01-Feb-2013 13:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Location]
11-Nov-2014 13:02 Oezil 007 Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Narrative]
16-Apr-2020 16:17 Allach Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative, Operator]
20-Feb-2021 23:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2022 05:40 Nepa Updated [Narrative, Operator]

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