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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150916
Last updated: 9 June 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IA
Owner/operator:64 Sqn RAF
Registration: K9844
C/n / msn: 56
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 25 March 1940, Flg Off Alistair John Oswald Jeffrey, a 21 years old pilot of 64 Sqn, was flying in Spitfire Ia K9844 when he heard a loud crack which proved to be a structural failure in the rear fuselage. He rolled the aircraft over and baled out, landing unhurt. The abandoned Spitfire crashed near Church Fenton.

The Spitfire K9844 was built to contract 527113/36 by Vickers Armstrong's (Supermarine) Ltd at Woolston and first test flown on 12 January 1939. It was delivered to 41 Squn at Catterick on 16 January 1939. It then transferred to 64 Sqn, based at Church Fenton on 11 March 1940 when the unit started to convert from Blenheim MkIf's to Spitfire MkIa's. It sustained Cat.W/FA damage in the incident detailed above and was struck off charge on 5 April 1940.

Sources:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p001.html
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/k9844.html
http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Jeffrey.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Church_Fenton
https://www.google.com/maps/search/53.834444,-1.195556/@53.834444,-1.195556,3336m/data=!4m2!2m1!4b1?dg=dbrw&newdg=1


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2012 17:31 angels one five Added
17-Jun-2013 17:48 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
17-Jan-2014 06:22 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Nature]
13-Jun-2015 16:46 Don Diego Updated [Operator, Location, Nature]
13-Jul-2017 21:08 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]

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