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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160103
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:04-NOV-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk II
Owner/operator:145 Squadron Royal Air Force (145 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7624
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1/4 mile S of RAF Catterick, Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Spitfire had just taken off from Catterick when the pilot began to perform aerobatics.
At a reported height of about 400 feet control was lost and the plane dived into the ground.

The RAF crash investigators found that the starboard undercarriage leg had failed to retract fully
and this would have contributed to the low airspeed which caused the stall and loss of control.

Spitfire P7624 was declared Cat. E and Struck off Charge on 9/11/41.
Crew:
F/O (Aus402316) Rolla Maxwell COOKE (pilot) RAAF - killed.



Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1941
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/p7624b.html
cwgc


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Sep-2013 09:16 angels one five Added
05-Sep-2013 10:00 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Sep-2013 00:18 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
13-Jun-2015 17:57 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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