ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87341
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:09-NOV-1939
Time:
Type:Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:74 Sqn, RAF
Registration: K9860
C/n / msn: 78
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch
Destination airport:RAF Rochford
Narrative:
First flown 6-2-39. Delivered to the RAF at Hornchurch for 74 Squadron on 14-2-39. Damaged beyond economic repair when tipped up after landing on soft ground at RAF Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 9-11-39. Pilot Officer Donald Gordon Cobden (NZ) was uninjured.

"on 6th October 1939 Donald Cobden was posted to the 74 (Tiger) Squadron, joining
them at Hornchurch. His introduction to the squadron was rather unfortunate as on 9th November" (1939) "he forced landed at the satellite airfield of Rochford in K9860, 74 Squadron's first Spitfire, so damaging the machine that it was written off...". Despite this mishap "...confirmation of his rank as Pilot Officer came through four days later on 13th November 1939."

Struck Off Charge 18-1-40. Total Flying Hours 74:20.


Sources:
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p001.htm
http://www.thesoutheastecho.co.uk/Pilots/Cobden.htm
http://intotheswarm.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/kiwi-tigers.html


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10-Jan-2012 16:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature]
15-Jan-2012 02:22 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport]
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07-May-2012 13:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
30-May-2012 00:28 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
04-Nov-2012 18:35 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2013 18:30 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
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18-Dec-2013 18:09 Nepa Updated [Operator]
30-Jan-2014 00:03 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
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