Incident Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX PM636, 07 Jan 1947
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160709
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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:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: PM636
MSN: 6S.683533
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Keevil, 4 miles east of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:RAF Keevil, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Spitfire PR.XIX. PM636: Delivered to the RAF at 29 MU High Ercall, Shropshire, 3-10-45. Issued to 61 OTU 28-6-46. FACE: (Flying Accident Cat.E) when tyre burst on take-off, aircraft swung off runway at RAF Keevil, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 7-1-47. Deemed "beyond economic repair" and Struck Off Charge 20-6-47. No reports of fatality or injury to the pilot.


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings – Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.57. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)
3. A Spitfire Girl: One of the World's Greatest Female ATA Ferry Pilots (Page 205) By Mary Ellis, Melody Foreman

Revision history:

20-Sep-2013 09:31 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 18:36 Jixon Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport]
18-Nov-2019 22:36 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Narrative]
27-Nov-2019 11:45 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Operator]
19-Jul-2021 11:58 Anon. Updated [Time, Location, Narrative, Operator]

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