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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160213
Last updated: 17 November 2020
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Date:20-AUG-1950
Time:08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire F.22
Owner/operator:607 (County of Durham) Squadron Royal Air Force (607 (County of Durham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PK393
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Boulmer, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Boulmer, Northumberland
Narrative:
On 20th August 1950 a number of 607 Squadron Spitfires were undertaking a training flight, probably as training prior to taking part in the upcoming Battle of Britain "At Home" display. One aircraft, Spitfire PK393, was force landed shortly after taking off in a field near Alnwick, Northumberland with the pilot (Flying Officer Curran) sustaining injuries. The other aircraft in the formation continued their flight but ran into poor weather.

Sources:

1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p085.html
3. http://www.fusilier.co.uk/alnmouth_northumberland/history_of_raf_boulmer.html
3. http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-PostWWII.htm


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2013 03:30 JINX Added
02-Mar-2014 18:29 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location]
19-Jul-2015 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2015 20:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities]
22-Mar-2019 15:51 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Source]

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