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Date:28-SEP-1941
Time:day
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: L1041
C/n / msn: 256
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Llandow, South Glamorgan, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Llandow, South Glamorgan
Destination airport:RAF Llandow
Narrative:
Spitfire L1041 was built to contract 527113/36 by Vickers Armstrong's (Supermarine) Ltd at Woolston and was first test flown on 30th June 1939. It was delivered to 41 Squadron at Catterick on 6th July 1939 and moved with the unit to Wick on 19th October 1939 and returned to Catterick six days later.

On 2nd December 1939 this aircraft was parked at Catterick when it was struck by Spitfire K9835. Both aircraft were damaged. Following this incident Cat.M/FA damage was recorded, it was repaired on site and returned to the unit. It then was transferred to 54 Squadron, also based at Catterick on 29th May 1940 when 41 Squadron moved down to Hornchurch and left the aircraft behind.

It then moved with 54 Squadron down to Hornchurch on 4th June 1940, and then moved with the unit to Coltishall on 21st June 1940. It suffered Cat.R damage on 12th July 1940 (no details known). From here it was collected by 54 MU based at Cambridge (Salvage & Repair) on 8th August 1940 and transported to General Aircraft Ltd at Hanworth for repair on the same date.

On completion of the repair it went to 38 MU at Llandow (ASU) on 15th September 1940 and then issued to 222 Squadron at Hornchurch on 2nd October 1940, it then moved with the unit to Coltishall on 11th November 1940. It transferred to 58 OTU at Grangemouth on 5th February 1941 and then to 45 MU at Kinloss 4th June 1941. It was sent to Scottish Aviation Ltd, at Greenock on 23rd June 1941 for work to be done to it.

On completion of this work it went to 12 MU at Kirkbride (ASU) on 19th August 1941 and was then issued to 53 OTU at Llandow on 27th August 1941. It was written off with Cat.W/FA damage sustained when the undercarriage was damaged in an attempted overshoot at Llandow and the pilot was forced to make a belly landing. On inspection it was declared beyond economic repair and struck off charge on 9th October 1941.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft L1000-N9999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p002.html
3. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york39/l1041.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2012 01:48 angels one five Added
21-Nov-2012 01:49 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
19-Jul-2013 20:40 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source]
25-Sep-2013 00:35 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
20-Jun-2015 09:07 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]
03-Oct-2018 22:18 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Dec-2018 17:30 Nepa Updated [Time, Operator, Destination airport, Operator]

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