22 July 1952 – Meteor

On 22 July 1952, Gloster Meteor F.Mk.8 with serial I-93 returned to Soesterberg after a mission at 4:30 in the afternoon.

While landing pilot Groenendijk saw that the landing gear failed to open.

He took off again and dropped his fuel tanks after which he made a belly landing.

Remarkable fact is that pilot Groenendijk was also pilot that jumped out of his Meteor in a crash two weeks earlier near Baarn.

23 July 1952 Nieuwe Tilburgse Courant
23 July 1952 De Heerenveense Koerier