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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160214
Last updated: 6 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:607 (County of Durham) Squadron Royal Air Force (607 (County of Durham) Sqn RAF)
Registration: PK394
C/n / msn: VASM
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, 40 miles off Blyth, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Destination airport:
PK394: Spitfire F.22 (built by Vickers Armstrongs South Marston). Delivered to the RAF at 33 MU Lyneham 7-6-45. Returned to VASM (Vickers-Armstrongs South Marston) 16-1-47 for modifications. Issued to 607 (County of Durham) Squadron, RAF 25-1-49

Written off (destroyed) when Dived into the North Sea out of cloud 40 miles off Blyth, Northumberland 24-6-50. Pilot - Pilot Officer James Armour Buglass, Royal Auxiliary AF (Service Number 2685583) - was killed. The loss of control which caused the crash was never explained.


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 64
3. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)

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Revision history:

07-Sep-2013 03:31 JINX Added
02-Mar-2014 18:28 Nepa Updated [Operator]
16-Oct-2018 13:46 JINX Updated [Operator]
05-Nov-2019 17:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
27-Dec-2019 19:28 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Dec-2019 21:38 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Operator]

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