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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150652
Last updated: 17 October 2020
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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.)
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, Glamorgan
Destination airport:
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


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

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Revision history:

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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