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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 158932
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Date:21-AUG-1942
Time:10:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: P7564
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beeches Farm nr RAF Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Hawarden, Flintshire
Destination airport:RAF Hawarden
Narrative:
Spitfire P7564 had just taken off from Hawarden on a training exercise and was still in the circuit.

At about 2,000 feet the pilot noticed that the movement of the throttle felt strange and as he investigated the lever sheared off at about the pivot. This happened when the throttle was almost closed. The pilot tried to re-open the throttle by reaching under the quadrant and moving the lower part of the lever, but was unable to shift it.

The Spitfire was landed wheels up on Beeches Farm just to the northwest of the airfield.
Declared Cat. E and written off.
Pilot:
P/O Robert Keith HOLLOW RAAF suffered an injury to his right eye and was treated in the RAF Hawarden Station Sick Quarters.

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Aug-2013 23:05 angels one five Added
09-Jun-2015 09:52 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Narrative]
29-Jul-2020 21:06 angels one five Updated [Location, Narrative]

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