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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150783
Last updated: 2 November 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:58 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (58 OTU RAF)
Registration: R6983
C/n / msn: 921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:High ground nr Alva, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAF Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
Destination airport:
Formation flying practice. The flight broke up in order to descend through cloud, and Spitfire R6983 flew into high ground near Alva. The aircraft was destroyed and the pilot lost his life.
Sgt George Gordon Taylor (pilot) RCAF - killed.


Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1941.

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Revision history:

21-Nov-2012 03:14 angels one five Added
16-Jul-2015 19:33 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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