Gloster Meteor jet crash

Philmead Road, 12th April 1952

On the 12th April 1952 a Gloster Meteor jet plane crashed into the back garden of houses in Philmead Road after the pilot had safely bailed out.

There are eye witness accounts and more photos on other pages in this category.

Firemen hosing down the wreckage of the crashed Gloster Meteor
Echo newspaper archive

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  • I remember this very well, it hit right in the corner of four gardens and killed all the chickens that had a chicken house in the corner.

    By Colin Mackenzie (11/05/2020)

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