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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87249
Last updated: 21 November 2017
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Type:Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:19 Squadron RAF
Registration: K9797
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Acton, London -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Duxford
Destination airport:
Delivered to 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford on 7-10-38. Written off when engine failed while acting as target aircraft for cine gun practice; force-landed.
The pilot - Sergeant Pilot George Unwin - escaped safely; he had deliberately crashed the Spitfire following an engine failure to avoid landing in a children's playground. (Sgt Pilot George Unwin eventually rose through the ranks to become Wing Commander George Cecil Unwin DSO, DFM & Bar (18 January 191328 June 2006))

K9797 was reallocated for ground instructional use with Practice Flight RAF Stradishall, Suffolk (in a non-flying role) on 11-5-39. Struck Off Charge 8-6-39.



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Revision history:

04-Jan-2011 19:16 angels one five Added
04-Jan-2011 19:17 angels one five Updated [Source]
25-Dec-2011 04:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
11-Jan-2012 00:32 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
13-Jan-2012 01:59 Nepa Updated [Operator]
22-Jan-2012 19:03 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
05-May-2012 09:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:12 Nepa Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
25-Nov-2012 16:14 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
14-Aug-2013 03:47 JINX Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
18-Aug-2013 13:00 angels one five Updated [Operator]
22-Aug-2013 14:58 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
16-Jan-2014 23:08 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
08-Jun-2015 18:07 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport]
24-Jan-2016 19:50 JIXN Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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