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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160709
Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1947
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XIX
Owner/operator:61 OTU, Royal Air Force (61 OTU, RAF)
Registration: PM636
C/n / 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 -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Keevil, Wiltshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
PM636: Spitfire PR.XIX. 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.

Sources:

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
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p089.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Keevil#Spitfire_assembly


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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]

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