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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 164190
Last updated: 10 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:53 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (53 OTU RAF)
Registration: P7883
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Rushup Edge, Peak District, Derbyshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire
Destination airport:RAF Kirton-in- Lindsey
Spitfire P7883 was descending through cloud after a formation flying exercise when it struck a hillside, bounced, and skidded about 100 yards before coming to rest. It did not catch fire.
The pilot, Sgt Ronald Mitchell, survived the accident with some broken bones and survived the rest of the war.
SOC 10/12/43.


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23-Feb-2014 09:17 angels one five Added
23-Feb-2014 09:42 angels one five Updated [Date, Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Jun-2015 09:38 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport]

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