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Old 14th November 2019, 12:41
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Dutch Meteor Collision 10.07.52 at Baarn, Netherlands

2 aircraft part of 8 from Leeuwarden to Soesterberg collided at Baarn, Netherlands

They were being flown by 2 Sgt 22 year old Pilots: Cornelis 'Kees' Groenendijk
and Jan de Nijs

The aircraft were Gloster Meteor F.8 I-135 and I-136

de Nijs left wing hit the tail of Groenendijk aircraft and this detached.


Both pilot ejected

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/47509

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/47510


Can anyone tell me what Sqn they were in ? and which pilot was flying which aircraft ? This maybe could be determined if it could be established what one lost its tail


If you can read Dutch (which I cannot!), the story is covered well here

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/re...&redirect=true
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Old 14th November 2019, 15:28
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Re: Dutch Meteor Collision 10.07.52 at Baarn, Netherlands

Paul,


Meteors were of 327 Squadron, Soesterberg Airbase.


There is a local story here https://gaanenbeleven.nl/de-gloster-...an-baarn-1952/ (date is incorrectly put in October 1952...) whereby Groenendijk is in "7E-4" (I-135) and De Nijs in "7E-3".
According this (I think more reliable) website I-136 was "7E-5". See https://kw.jonkerweb.net/index.php?o...=&limitstart=3


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Old 15th November 2019, 11:30
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Re: Dutch Meteor Collision 10.07.52 at Baarn, Netherlands

Leendert

Thanks

Paul;
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Old 15th November 2019, 12:23
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Re: Dutch Meteor Collision 10.07.52 at Baarn, Netherlands

Paul,
In short: Meteors were flying 3 x 3. When Soesterberg came in sight the formation leader ordered to go fly in line. When so doing I-135 and I-136 hit each other.


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