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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152366
Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:20-MAR-1942
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:66 Squadron Royal Air Force (66 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7363
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Sea nr Gull Rock, about 5 mi. WNW of RAF Portreath, Cornwall -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Portreath, Cornwall
Destination airport:RAF Portreath
Narrative:
The Spitfire stalled at low altitude during an air to surface firing exercise and crashed into the sea.
Crew:
Sgt (Aus403390) Malcolm Jack RITCHIE (pilot) RAAF - killed

Sources:

Spitfire production record
RAF Casualties-1942
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jan-2013 20:29 angels one five Added
23-Jan-2013 00:20 angels one five Updated [Date, Narrative]
01-Aug-2013 19:41 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
13-Sep-2013 08:18 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Source]
13-Jun-2015 17:15 Anon. Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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