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Date:20-AUG-1950
Time:day
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: PK595
C/n / msn: VASM.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Knipe Scar, Near Bampton, Penrith, Cumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Ouston, Northumberland
Narrative:
Supermarine Spitfire F.22 PK595: Built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Supermarine) at South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire with Griffon G61 engine. Delivered to the RAF at 33 MU Lyneham, Wiltshire 8-11-45 and stored. Returned to VASM (Vickers-Armstrongs South Marston) 20-1-47 modifications and Conversion. First issued to 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force, at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire, as 'RAD-H' 18-6-48. Transferred to 607 (County of Durham) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force at RAF Ouston, Northumberland as "RAF-H" 7-7-50

On 20-8-50 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 sustaining injuries. The other aircraft in the formation continued their flight but ran into poor weather. The pilot of Spitfire PK595 became separated from the rest of the formation and found himself lost in bad visibility. The aircraft eventually ran out of fuel in the Penrith area so the pilot baled out. The aircraft crashed near Bampton close to the foot of Knipe Scar but the pilot did not survived the jump and was killed

Crew:
P2 Edward Albert Carter RAF (PIlot, Service Number 2685591, aged 26). Killed on active service 20/8/1950. Cremated Newcastle (West Road) Crematorium

Note that the Spitfire production lists (see link #4) give an alternative crash location: "flew into high ground near Lowther Castle, Penrith [Ran out of fuel and abandoned 3 miles South of Hackworth, Cumberland] 20-8-50

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain)
2. 607 (County of Durham) Squadron ORB (Operations Record Book)(Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) - for period 1/6/1946 to 31/12/1950: File AIR 27/2511 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2505149
3. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/lakes/pk595.html
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p086.html
5. https://www.rauxaf.net/page130.html
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knipescar_Common .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Sep-2013 03:51 JINX Added
02-Mar-2014 18:42 Nepa Updated [Operator]
17-Apr-2015 21:42 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2015 21:43 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities]
08-May-2015 19:14 Angel dot comma Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
22-Mar-2019 15:43 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2020 18:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2020 18:57 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2020 19:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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