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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160968
Last updated: 8 November 2020
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Date:01-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR.Mk XIX
Owner/operator:541 Squadron Royal Air Force (541 Sqn RAF)
Registration: PS831
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
Narrative:
The Spitfire is reported to have stalled, spun, and crashed only moments after becoming airborne from RAF Benson on a flight to RAF Boscombe Down. The plane burned but while the pilot, AOC of No.106 (PR) Group, was thrown clear he was found dead.
Pilot:
Air Commodore David John WAGHORN CBE AFC RAF, killed in a flying accident.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1945


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Sep-2013 20:48 JINX Added
11-Nov-2013 00:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Feb-2014 22:53 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
14-Feb-2014 10:14 angels one five Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
07-Mar-2014 12:27 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
10-Mar-2014 08:26 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-May-2014 22:59 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
07-Jan-2015 10:48 Griffon Updated [Narrative]
20-Mar-2015 06:46 angels one five Updated [Operator, Narrative]
25-Mar-2015 18:34 Gerrard Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
05-Mar-2020 20:45 Iwosh Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Narrative, Operator]
08-Nov-2020 01:04 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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