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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 151132
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Date:20-FEB-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:759 Sqn FAA RN
Registration: N3246
C/n / msn: 471
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:HMS Argus, at sea -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RNAS Yeovilton / HMS Heron
Destination airport:HMS Argus
Narrative:
This Spitfire was converted to a Seafire and went to the Fleet Air Arm in May 1943.
Deck Landing Training accident. The arrestor hook failed, the Seafire broke through the crash barrier and went halfway over the side of the training carrier HMS Argus.
No further record, so the plane was most likely written off as the result of this accident.
The pilot ( Sub-Lt J.F. Hollingsworth ) probably survived.

Sources:

Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Dec-2012 17:11 angels one five Added
03-Jun-2013 08:13 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
10-Sep-2013 03:42 angels one five Updated [Operator]
10-Mar-2015 02:53 angels one five Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 18:36 Boile A. Updated [Operator]
20-Apr-2015 23:35 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 15:25 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport]

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