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Last updated: 19 August 2020
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Date:25-MAR-1946
Time:day
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: SL545
C/n / msn: CBAF4659
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Destination airport:RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Narrative:
SL545: Spitfire LF.XVI : Delivered to the RAF at 29 MU 24-7-45. First issued to 66 OTU 12-2-46, thence to 61OTU. Written off when crashed on landing at RAF Keevil, Wiltshire 25-3-46. Initially assessed as Cat.B (repairable); recat E (write off) and Struck Off Charge 19-8-46.

Landed on a lorry trapping the driver (Mr Joseph Hughes - my grandfather). He was seriously injured but survived for another 9 years. The pilot was from the USAAF.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.35. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain 1985)
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p099.html
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Keevil#Postwar_military_use .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Apr-2013 11:51 Dr. John Smith Added
29-Jan-2014 11:34 Matt jones Updated [Other fatalities, Narrative]
15-Jun-2014 09:55 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 09:15 Gloug Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location]
06-Nov-2019 03:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Nov-2019 20:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2019 22:34 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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