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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155770
Last updated: 24 June 2020
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Date:23-OCT-1950
Time:14:56
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:CGS Royal Air Force (CGS RAF)
Registration: TE375
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wintringham, 8 miles E of Malton, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On the 23rd October 1950 a Spitfire of the Central Gunnery School was on a "Cine Combat" training flight when the aircraft caught fire in mid-air inside the cockpit area. The pilot tried to put the fire out but his attempts failed and he was forced to bale out. He landed near Wold Farm, West Heslerton and the aircraft crashed nearby in the region of Wintringham, 8 miles East of Malton, North Yorkshire, some five miles away, at 14.56 hours. The flight had lasted for 51 minutes.

Pilot - F/Lt Thomas A Carson DFC RAF (183026), slightly injured with minor burns to his hands.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.107. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/yorksother/te375.html
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p112.html
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/1950-1959_26.html


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-May-2013 13:08 Dr. John Smith Added
15-May-2013 13:14 Nepa Updated [Operator]
13-Nov-2019 20:29 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 20:30 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
17-Nov-2019 17:13 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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