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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 156573
Last updated: 3 June 2020
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Date:03-AUG-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Owner/operator:1 Sqn Royal Air Force (1 Sqn RAF)
Registration: MJ411
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Leven, about 6 mi. SE of RAF Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hutton Cranswick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Hutton Cranswick
Narrative:
Spitfire MJ411 broke up and spun into the ground after a mid-air collision with another Spitfire of the same squadron, when the two aircraft broke formation to evade a practice attack by two Spitfire Mk 21s.
Pilot:
W/O (570389) Thomas JEFFERY RAF was unable to abandon his aircraft and was killed.
R.I.P.

Thomas (Jeff) Jeffery is buried in Rawdon ( St Peter ) Churchyard.

Sources:

1. http://www.hullaeroclub.co.uk/downloads/Windsock1.pdf
2. Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Jun-2013 07:29 angels one five Added
26-Jul-2013 17:14 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
15-Sep-2013 22:33 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
05-Apr-2015 09:40 Slizack Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Jan-2018 08:19 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]
29-Oct-2019 07:13 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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