Accident Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa P7540,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150345
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Date:Saturday 25 October 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:312 Sqn RAF
Registration: P7540
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Loch Doon near Trum, Wigtown -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Ayr, Ayrshire
Destination airport:
Crashed in Loch Doon near Trum, Wigtown 25.10.41. Pilot (87619) F/O František Hekl was killed. The aircraft made a low pass over the Loch and when banking away a wingtip caught the water and the aircraft crashed in the Loch. A search was made at the time but no trace of the aircraft was found. It was finally discovered in 1982. Parts were recovered and are held by the Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum (including the Merlin XII engine).


Revision history:

24-Oct-2012 05:50 Nepa Added
10-Mar-2015 08:09 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
28-Mar-2015 08:38 Jixon Updated [Operator]
20-Apr-2015 04:24 angels one five Updated [Operator]
09-May-2015 12:48 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator]
29-Jul-2017 17:56 Anon. Updated [Narrative]

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