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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 160968
Last updated: 8 November 2020
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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
Departure airport:RAF Benson, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire
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.
Air Commodore David John WAGHORN CBE AFC RAF, killed in a flying accident.


Spitfire production list
RAF Casualties-1945

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Revision history:

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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