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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152542
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Date:10-MAR-1942
Time:08:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:54 Squadron Royal Air Force (54 Sqn RAF)
Registration: BL785
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wick-Thurso Road, 2 miles W of Watten -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Castletown, Scotland
Destination airport:RAF Castletown
Narrative:
The aircraft was carrying out a mock low-level attack on Army lorries as part of a training exercise when it struck one of them and crashed.
The Spitfire pilot was killed, as well as the driver and a passenger in the vehicle.

P/O (NZ401378) Graeme Holt Fenton RNZAF and two soldiers, killed as the result of a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1942
cwgc


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jan-2013 13:53 angels one five Added
24-Apr-2013 22:28 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
22-Jun-2013 19:00 Nepa Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Aug-2013 17:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 07:17 angels one five Updated [Time, Source]
09-Jun-2015 16:50 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Aug-2018 03:14 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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