ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139940
Last updated: 17 September 2014
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Date:18-FEB-1940
Time:14:40
Type:Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:266 Sqn, RAF
Registration: N3120
C/n / msn: 391
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Littleport, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Sutton Bridge
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Structural failure.
Broke up without warning at 18,000 feet while on a flight test to high altitude.
The pilot, F/L Ian Gleed was rendered unconscious in the incident, but fell clear of the machine and coming to was able to activate his parachute and save himself.
F/L Gleed was hospitalised for three weeks and did not regain full flying status until 14/5/40.

N3120 was SOC on 22/2/40.

Sources:
Spitfire production list
Wikipedia.


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18-Nov-2011 13:49 angels one five Added
18-Nov-2011 13:52 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Nov-2011 14:36 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
18-Nov-2011 14:45 angels one five Updated [Date, Time]
25-Dec-2011 04:58 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Departure airport]
10-Jan-2012 02:52 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator]
10-Jan-2012 10:35 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
12-Jan-2012 00:35 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
13-Jan-2012 23:25 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Jan-2012 20:17 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 03:16 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Nov-2012 00:17 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
30-May-2013 11:17 nemcupavel Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
30-May-2013 14:04 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
30-May-2013 14:06 Nepa Updated [Operator]
14-Oct-2013 04:51 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
22-Oct-2013 00:00 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
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