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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158280
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:02-APR-1942
Time:15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb
Owner/operator:4 FPP ATA
Registration: BM358
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:About 4 miles SW of Inverurie, Scotland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Ayr, Ayrshire
Destination airport:RAF Kinloss
Narrative:
BM358 was being flown by an ATA pilot of No.4 Ferry Pilot Pool when it crashed at Boghead, about 4 miles southwest of Inverurie and about 9 miles northwest of RAF Dyce.
The pilot is thought to have lost control of his brand-new aircraft whilst low flying.
The Spitfire was declared Cat. E and written off.

First Officer William Silver Edgar (USA) Air Transport Auxiliary, killed in a flying accident.
William Edgar is buried in Cambridge American Cemetery.

Sources:

http://www.raf-lichfield.co.uk/ATA%20Casualties.htm
Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Aug-2013 21:26 angels one five Added
15-Jun-2015 06:48 Uzi Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2018 19:57 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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