16 July 1953- Meteor

On 16 July 1953 a Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 with serial I-173 crashed into a pond in the city of Bilthoven, not far from Soesterberg AB.

The Meteor just left Soesterberg AB when pilot Lt. Schmidt Crans lost control of his aircraft and had to use the ejection seat. The pilot had no injuries and luckily on the ground nobody was injured as well.

17 July 1953 Overijsselsch Dagblad
17 July 1953 Provinciale Noord Brabantse Courant
17 July 1953 Het Parool