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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138368
Last updated: 2 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IXe
Owner/operator:12 FPP ATA
Registration: MK616
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Tong Castle, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Cosford, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Colerne, Wiltshire
Loss of control (spin) after engine failure during initial climb from Cosford. Delivery flight from Vickers Aircraft, Cosford to 39 MU at RAF Colerne by an ATA pilot of 12 Ferry Pilot Pool.
The engine cut twice and then failed completely.
Stalled and spun from a turn at 600 feet during an attempted forced landing, and crashed at Tong Lake 2 miles north of Cosford.
It was believed that the pilot's inexperience in Spitfires, only 3 hours, contributed to the accident.
Second Officer Jane WINSTONE (NZ.pilot) ATA - killed.

For Your Tomorrow-A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 ( Volume Fates: 1943-1998) by Errol Martyn.

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Revision history:

04-Sep-2011 16:03 angels one five Added
04-Sep-2011 22:40 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Nov-2011 10:21 angels one five Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2011 12:38 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Source]
28-Dec-2011 12:39 Nepa Updated [Location, Source]
09-Jan-2012 15:59 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
10-Jan-2012 02:14 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Source]
08-Nov-2012 18:45 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2013 09:40 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 07:57 angels one five Updated [Time, Narrative]
06-May-2015 22:57 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 07:29 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 20:20 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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