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Last updated: 15 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 I
Owner/operator:92 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (92 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: N3291
C/n / msn: 500
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Edenbridge, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Croydon
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed in a forced landing. Engine failure owing to lost oil.
The pilot set his plane up for an emergency landing on a racecourse at Edenbridge, but the sudden appearance of horses and riders forced a change of plans, and he put the aircraft down in a small field alongside.
Flt-Lt Byrne suffered some bruising to his head and mild concussion but was otherwise okay.

Cat. E 25/3/40.
SOC 25/3/40.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
ORB 92 Sqn RAF


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Nov-2012 22:05 angels one five Added
18-Dec-2012 17:18 angels one five Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
26-May-2013 19:21 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
22-Sep-2014 07:34 angels one five Updated [Operator, Nature]
22-Sep-2014 07:44 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Source]
01-Jun-2015 20:33 Tu104 Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Source]
19-Apr-2019 05:04 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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