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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137811
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Date:05-OCT-1940
Time:c. 09:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:72 (Basutoland) Squadron Royal Air Force (72 (Basutoland) Sqn RAF)
Registration: X4544
C/n / msn: 1174
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Near RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Biggin Hill, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Biggin Hill
Narrative:
In mid-air collision with K9989 during scramble from Biggin Hill.
Returned to base and landed safely.
Crew:
Sgt R.C.J. STAPLES (pilot) unhurt.
Aircraft repairable.


Sources:

Spitfire production list.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2011 02:29 angels one five Added
23-Aug-2011 19:49 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Narrative]
29-Dec-2011 12:36 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Jan-2012 22:29 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
29-Oct-2012 04:22 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Nov-2012 00:51 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
27-May-2013 21:01 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
25-Feb-2014 01:18 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
29-May-2015 06:55 Angel dot comma Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]

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