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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160935
Last updated: 3 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 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
Departure airport:RAF Northolt, Middlesex
Destination airport:RAF Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
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.
Sgt Kenneth Ernest Frank Purcell RAFVR - killed.


RAF Casualties-1941
Spitfire production list

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Revision history:

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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