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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152130
Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Date:02-APR-1941
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8049
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Whashton, near Richmond, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick
Narrative:
The pilot lost contact with his section leader in poor visibility whilst on patrol and flew into high ground in cloud. It is believed that he was preparing to bale out owing to shortage of fuel, as the safety harness was found to be unfastened.
Cat. E 2/4/41. SOC 7/4/41
Crew:
P/O (86346) Michael Featherstone BRIGGS (pilot) RAFVR - killed.

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1941.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
29-Dec-2012 19:26 angels one five Added
29-Dec-2012 19:30 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 15:09 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
07-Sep-2013 10:19 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
03-Apr-2014 08:43 angels one five Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 06:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:53 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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