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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154185
Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Date:29-JUN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VII
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: MB762
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dinmore Hill, Herefordshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Culmhead, Somerset
Destination airport:RAF Culmhead
Narrative:
Spitfire MB762 took off on an authorised test flight intended to check the aileron response.
It crashed on Dinmore Hill, Herefordshire, reportedly whilst beating up the pilot's parents' farm, Buskwood, which was nearby.
Crew:
Sgt (1579427) Victor Jack Trafford ALLEN (pilot) RAFVR - killed

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
RAF Casualties-1944.
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2013 01:45 angels one five Added
02-Jun-2013 18:42 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
15-Aug-2013 07:22 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2015 10:57 Coumes Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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