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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140008
Last updated: 26 September 2020
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Date:03-MAY-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:266 (Rhodesia) Squadron Royal Air Force (266 (Rhodesia) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3179
C/n / msn: 422
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire
Narrative:
N3179: Spitfire Mk.Ia (c/no 422) First Flown 16-11-39. Delivered to the RAF at 8 MU Little Rissington 20-11-39. Issued to 266 (Rhodesia) Squadron. Written off (damaged beyond repair) when hit trees landing at RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire 3-5-40. Struck Off Charge 9-5-40 as Cat.E

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Nov-2011 23:28 angels one five Added
25-Dec-2011 05:27 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport]
22-Jan-2012 20:44 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 17:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2012 20:39 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
30-May-2013 14:05 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
09-Nov-2014 20:00 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location]
02-Jun-2015 12:49 Charlie Harper Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source]
08-Sep-2019 01:04 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]

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