Incident Gloster Meteor F Mk III EE472, 08 Jan 1950
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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
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Gloster Meteor F. Mk. III EE472: Delivered to 1335 Conversation Unit 9.2.46. To CFE RAF West Raynham 26.9.46 for FLS (Fighter Leaders School) coded 'UX-P', later 'UX-Z'. To 92 Sqn 17.7.47 coded 'DL-A'; engine vibrated in flight; landed safely, 6.11.47; repaired by 1 BRSU. Returned to 92 Sqn 12.2.48. To 222 Sqn 4.6.48. To 39 MU 30.7.48. Next to 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron, RAF Finningley 11.2.49 coded 'RAW-J' later 'YQ-T'.

Written off (destroyed) 8.1.50. 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: Martin Derry, Neil Robinson
3. Last Take Off; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p.27
4. p.76


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]
13-Mar-2023 19:54 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]
14-Mar-2023 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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