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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152396
Last updated: 27 August 2020
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Date:16-JAN-1943
Time:c. 16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:65 (East India) Squadron Royal Air Force (65 (East India) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AR403
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westruther, 6 mi. NE of Lauder, Berwickshire, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Drem, East Lothian
Destination airport:RAF Drem
Narrative:
AR403 - Failed to return from aerobatic practice, 16/1/43.

The Spitfire dived in and was destroyed by impact and fire.
The wreckage was not found for four days.
Pilot:
Sgt ( NZ413480 ) Malcolm Eric Edward Robertson RNZAF, killed .
R.I.P.



Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1943
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2013 21:53 angels one five Added
10-Jan-2013 00:02 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
27-May-2013 06:06 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
29-Jun-2013 09:14 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Sep-2013 03:25 angels one five Updated [Operator, Source]
22-Jan-2014 09:04 angels one five Updated [Time]
12-Aug-2014 09:26 SIS07 Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
04-Dec-2014 11:30 angels one five Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 13:59 Newton Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 06:12 angles one five Updated [Narrative]

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