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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154510
Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:187 Squadron Royal Air Force (187 Sqn RAF)
Registration: TE407
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Kirkbride, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:RAF Kirkbride, Cumberland
TE407: Spitfire LFXVI . Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU Brize Norton 15-6-45. To Heston Aircraft Ltd 7-3-46. first issued for service with 65 Squadron 8-4-46. Thence to 164 Squadron as 'UB-E' 11-7-46, renumbered as 63 Squadron (still as 'UB-E') 3-9-46. To 203 AFS 6-5-48. Then to 226 OCU, APS (Armament Practice Station) RAF Acklington, 1 CAACU (Civilian Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit), and lastly with 187 Squadron

Written off 31.10.1956: A wing struck the runway on landing at Kirkbride, Cumberland. It swung off the runway causing the undercarriage to collapse. Damage initially assessed as Cat.3(R). However, not repaired; instead struck off charge as Cat.5(s) and sold for scrap to Lawsons Metals 29.1.57


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.183 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1983 p.35)
3. Category Five; A Catalogue of RAF Aircraft Losses 1954 to 2009 by Colin Cummings p.219

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Revision history:

27-Mar-2013 00:48 Dr. John Smith Added
09-Apr-2013 07:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
13-Jul-2020 23:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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