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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165522
Last updated: 30 August 2020
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Date:05-JAN-1944
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Va
Owner/operator:61 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (61 OTU RAF)
Registration: X4606
C/n / msn: 1214
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lightwood Farm, nr RAF Ternhill, Shropshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Rednal, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire X4606 was built in October, 1940 as a Spitfire Mk I.
In July/August, 1943 it was converted to a Spitfire Mk Va by the installation of a Merlin Mk 45 engine.

On the 5th of January, 1944, it was run into from behind by Spitfire P7906 during formation flying practice.
X4606 went out of control and crashed. The pilot Lt J.B. Gilhuus RNoAF, baled out and was unhurt.

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Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
16-Apr-2014 08:26 angels one five Added
16-Apr-2014 08:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
09-Jun-2015 07:06 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]

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