ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 90288
Last updated: 28 July 2014
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Date:08-SEP-1939
Time:2210
Type:Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:602 (City of Glasgow) Sqn, RAF
Registration: K9965
C/n / msn: 177
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Balerno, 12 km southwest of Edinburgh, Lothian -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Abbotsinch
Destination airport:
Narrative:
First Flown 5-5-39. Delivered to 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron at Abbotsinch, Glasgow 10-5-39.

Lost height in turn after night take-off on training flight and flew into ground near Balerno, a suburb of Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland, situated 12 kilometres southwest of the city centre; Sgt (802600) John Martin Cullen Bryden RAFVR was killed.

Sgt Bryden took off at 2210 on his first night flight in a Spitfire. He was seen taking off into the darkness, banking at about 500 feet and then the Spitfire dived at full throttle into the ground, creating a fireball visible for miles around.

Struck Off Charge 3-10-39.

Sources:
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p001.htm
http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=17617
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balerno


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