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Last updated: 13 November 2020
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Date:13-APR-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron Royal Air Force (616 (South Yorkshire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: AD543
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Peterborough, Northamptonshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire
Destination airport:RAF Kings Cliffe
Narrative:
This Spitfire crashed when its pilot rashly attempted a slow roll immediately after taking off from Kings Cliffe during a visit to 616 Squadron by a party of reporters and press photographers.

Control was lost in the manoeuvre and the plane hit the ground in a field next to the aerodrome.

Sgt George Leslie Davidson RNZAF, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

George Davidson is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Cemetery.

Sources:

http://www.redtwo.plus.com/616/p_davidson.htm
RAF Casualties-1942


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2013 03:01 angels one five Added
02-Jun-2013 18:41 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
07-Jun-2013 10:50 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
13-Sep-2013 21:23 angels one five Updated [Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
02-Jun-2015 10:52 Coumes Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]

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