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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156210
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Date:14-OCT-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: P7533
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Birkenhead Park, Wirral -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden
Narrative:
The Spitfire was on an engine test flight when a sudden and severe engine vibration caused the pilot to bale out as the plane was becoming uncontrollable. The vibration was most probably caused by the separation of a propeller blade.
Crew:
Sgt Douglas GOUDIE (US.pilot ) RCAF - was unhurt.

Sources:

http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/1742542.archaeological_dig_for_spitfire_engine/
http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6973312
Spitfire production list.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Jun-2013 07:25 angels one five Added
26-Jun-2015 10:25 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]

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