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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160205
Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk 22
Owner/operator:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PK322
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Woodleigh, Aldershot Road, Fleet, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
PK322: Spitfire F.22. Delivered to 33 MU RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire 20-5-45. To Vickers Armstrongs Keevil 29-5-46 for modifications. Issued to 611 (West Lancashire) Squadron as 'RAR-F' 8-2-49.

Written off (destroyed) when collided with Spitfire PK523 during formation practice for RAF Display; wingtips touched, the Spitfire lost its tail and crashed at "Woodleigh", Aldershot Road, Fleet, Hampshire. Pilot killed

Crew of Spitfire PK322:
Pilot Officer Peter Clark Lowthian, Royal Auxiliary AF, aged 25

Spitfire PK322 was formally struck off charge as Cat.5 (Scrap) on 28/6/50


1. Halley, James (1999) Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.103 ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 Colin Cummings p 61
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)

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Revision history:

07-Sep-2013 03:10 JINX Added
02-Mar-2014 18:41 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
16-Oct-2018 13:46 JINX Updated [Operator, Location]
23-Jun-2019 06:08 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Operator]
27-Dec-2019 19:50 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2019 21:36 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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