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Last updated: 10 July 2020
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Date:19-JUL-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:SFU Royal Air Force (SFU RAF)
Registration: PL758
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near RAF Warwick, Longbridge, Warwick, Warwickshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Honiley, Wroxall, Warwickshire
Destination airport:RAF Warwick, Warwickshire
Narrative:
PL758:Spitfire PR XI: Delivered to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire 28-2-44 for engine cooling trials with reduced area radiator exit duct. Fitted with Spitfire F. Mk.XII rudder. Delivered to RAF Benson, Oxfordshire 20-8-44. Issued to 4 Squadron 31-8-44. Heston Aircraft Ltd 6-2-45 for repairs; recat E and Struck Off Charge 3-9-45. Brought Back On Charge and issued to the SFU (Signals Flying Unit) at RAF Honiley 7-3-46.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when engine failed and aircraft made a wheels up forced landing near RAF Warwick, Warwickshire 19-7-46. Pilot - Warrant Officer J S Tebbutt - was unhurt. Not repaired this time, and Struck Off Charge 25-7-46

RAF Warwick is a former Royal Air Force relief landing ground located 1.7 miles (2.7 km) south west of Warwick, Warwickshire, England. RAF Warwick was opened on a large grass field called Tournament field in December 1941 and was closed on 4 February 1946. It is presumed that the pilot of Spitfire PL758 was trying to force land at RAF Warwick, even though it was closed, would have made a suitable landing ground in an emergency such as this.

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.7. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley Air Britain)
3. http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.uk/marg/crashes1946-49.htm
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p087.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Warwick


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Sep-2013 20:30 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 18:47 James JUMP Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
15-Nov-2019 20:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2019 22:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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