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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154275
Last updated: 7 August 2020
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Date:26-JUN-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:1 FPP ATA
Registration: P8538
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Biggin Hill -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Biggin Hill
Narrative:
The Spitfire was being delivered to No.92 Squadron at Biggin Hill by an ATA pilot from No.1 Ferry Pilot Pool.
The pilot missed his approach and attempted to overshoot, but struck a barracks block and crashed.
Pilot:
First Officer William Noel Estes (from USA), Air Transport Auxiliary - killed.
R.I.P.

Sources:

ATA Casualties.
Spitfire production list.


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Mar-2013 08:56 angels one five Added
15-Jun-2015 06:25 Ing Edcker Updated [Operator, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 20:03 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
08-Oct-2019 08:46 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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