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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155635
Last updated: 15 February 2020
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Date:07-JUL-1947
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: SL544
C/n / msn: CBAF.4658
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Keevil, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Keevil, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Damaged in a flying accident 07/07/1947 at RAF Keevil, Wiltshire: swung off the runway on take off. Not repaired, recat E 20/10/1947 and struck off charge 11/11/1947

NOTE: 61 OTU became 203 Advanced Flying School and moved to RAF Chivenor, Devon in July 1947 and this marked the end of RAF Keevil as a fully staffed and equipped operational airfield. However, as SL544 is still listed as being with 61 OTU (and not 203 AFS) it is presumed that the accident took place at Keevil and not Chivenor. It is possible that SL544 was being transferred to Chvenor when the accident happened

Sources:

Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Haley, Air Britain, 1985)
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p099.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Keevil#Postwar_military_use


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2013 11:43 Dr. John Smith Added
21-Jul-2013 14:58 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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