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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160686
Last updated: 20 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX
Owner/operator:THUM Unit (Temperature & Humidity Unit fy.Short Bros
Registration: PM549
C/n / msn: 6S/683460
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Woodvale, Lancashire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Lancashire
Destination airport:RAF Woodvale
Spitfire PM549 "A" of the Temperature and Humidity Monitoring Flight, RAF Woodvale, was written off when it stalled on approach, inverted and dived into ground at RAF Woodvale, Lancashire, killing the pilot. According to reports: "Gordon Hargreaves died on 4th May 1952 when he returned early from a routine flight in PM549 with radio trouble and stalled on the approach."


1. Air-Britain Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999

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Revision history:

20-Sep-2013 03:24 JINX Added
28-Jan-2014 23:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 08:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
23-Apr-2014 08:33 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
27-Mar-2015 17:36 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]
20-Jun-2018 15:47 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport]

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