Accident Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 VW314, Thursday 12 January 1950
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic METR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Gloster Meteor T Mk 7
Owner/operator:226 OCU RAF
Registration: VW314
MSN: G5/244
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor T.Mk.7 VW314, 226 OCU, RAF: delivered 4/4/1949. Written off 12/1/1951 when approaching to land at RAF Stradishall, Suffolk, the Meteor stalled, and crash landed short of the runway. Aircraft wrecked, but the crew survived uninjured.


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.109 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.106

Revision history:

08-Jan-2021 14:59 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jan-2021 16:46 Dr.Roup Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Operator]

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