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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 161507
Last updated: 16 June 2020
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Date:21-APR-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:74 (Tiger) Squadron Royal Air Force (74 (Tiger) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7740
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Manston, Kent, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Manston, Kent
Destination airport:RAF Manston
Narrative:
Presentation aircraft 'Bankline'. Unit code ZP-P.
Crashed and disintegrated after striking a windsock mast whilst landing in formation at Manston.
Did not burn. NCO-pilot Peter May hospitalised.

Wreckage to AST on 29/4/41 for repair (!), to Station Flight, Middle Wallop 6/7/41, to 5 MU, Kemble 6/6/42.

Sources:

Spitfire production list.
http://74squadron.org.uk/Newsletters/Tiger%20News%2048%20for%20website.pdf


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Oct-2013 08:32 angels one five Added
18-Oct-2013 22:52 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
18-Oct-2013 23:30 angels one five Updated [Operator]
02-Jun-2015 15:31 King Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]

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