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Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3130
C/n / msn: 401
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Rochford, Southend, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:RAF Rochford
Destination airport:RAF Rochford
N3130: Spitfire Mk Ia (c/no. 401) First Flown 3-11-39. Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU Cosford 9-11-39. Issued to 54 Squadron 10-12-39. To AST (Airwork Service Training)17-1-40 for repairs/modifications. Issued to 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron 31-5-40 as "QJ-J" Written off (destroyed) when dived into ground after takeoff from RAF Rochford, Southend, Essex 4-6-40, Struck Off Charge 7-6-40.

According to the official Air Ministry file into the incident (File AIR 81/766): "Spitfire N3130 crashed near Rochford, 4 June 1940. Pilot Officer E W S Scott: report of death"

Pilot Officer Eric William Stanton Scott, RAF 40852 (Australian), age 20, killed on active service 04/06/1940, is buried at Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft N1000-N9999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1977)
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/766:

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Revision history:

02-Nov-2012 00:52 angels one five Added
05-Nov-2012 00:25 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
02-Jun-2013 18:33 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature]
08-Aug-2014 09:13 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
08-Aug-2014 09:17 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 10:33 Coumes Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
09-Sep-2019 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 18:44 angels one five Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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