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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160935
Last updated: 3 November 2020
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Date:10-MAR-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:58 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (58 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4647
C/n / msn: 1239
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Northern spur, Ben Ledi, Perthshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
Narrative:
Crashed into Ben Ledi on a ferry flight to 58 OTU at Grangemouth.
The journey had started at RAF Northolt.
The wreck was not reached and the pilot's body located until the 13th of March.
Pilot:
Sgt Kenneth Ernest Frank Purcell RAFVR - killed.
R.I.P.




Sources:

RAF Casualties-1941
Spitfire production list


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2013 03:27 angels one five Added
05-Dec-2013 06:04 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
16-Jul-2015 19:25 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
05-Nov-2019 21:31 angels one five Updated [Destination airport, Narrative]

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