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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161145
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk IX
Owner/operator:257 Sqn RAF
Registration: PT548
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
PT548:Spitfire LF. IX: Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU Brize Norton 23-8-44. To 84 Group Support Unit 1-9-44, then 74 (Tiger) Squadron 7-9-44. To 345 Squadron 13-11-44. Damaged in combat by enemy action 10-12-44. To 411 RSU for Cat AC repairs 14-2-45. Returned to service with 129 Squadron at Lubeck 8-5-45. 129 Squadron moved to RAF Church Fenton, North Yorkshire June 1946, and renumbered 257 Squadron on 19-6-46.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when undercarriage failed to lower and aircraft belly landed at Church Fenton 20-8-46. Damage assessed as Cat.E, and major repairs required. Not repaired and Struck Off Charge 22-10-46


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.39. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft PA100-RZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain)

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Revision history:

02-Oct-2013 01:32 JINX Added
27-Mar-2015 18:45 Jixn Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Destination airport]
11-Nov-2019 02:46 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Nov-2019 23:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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