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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150652
Last updated: 17 October 2020
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Date:15-MAR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P9500
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Cowbridge, Glamorganshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Pilot/O H R G Poulton (P9500) collided with P/O J H Pickering (AR249) removing the tailplane of Pickering's Spitfire with his propeller. Pickering's aircraft suffered a catastrophic crash in which he died. Poulton made a wheels up landing uninjured. Officially (RAF Accident Report) the two collided as they dived on a converging course towards some troops during an exercise. Unofficially they were indulging in unauthorised mock combat or Poulton "bounced" Pickering and got it all wrong





Sources:

RAF Accident Report
Last of the Ten Fighter Boys Jimmy Corbin p.147


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Nov-2012 16:05 angels one five Added
29-Nov-2013 18:06 angels one five Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 20:48 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2018 03:21 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 19:58 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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