Accident Gloster Meteor T Mk 7 VW314, Thursday 12 January 1950
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Date:Thursday 12 January 1950
Time:day
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
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Stradishall, Suffolk
Destination airport:RAF Stradishall
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

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
4. http://www.ukserials.com/results.php?serial=VW

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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