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Date:05-JUN-1941
Time:01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:41 Squadron Royal Air Force (41 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7967
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West of RAF Catterick, Yorkshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Catterick, Yorkshire
Destination airport:RAF Catterick
Narrative:
Accident during night flying practice.
At 0045 the Spitfire landed heavily, damaging the undercarriage. The pilot was able to climb, and then attempted to raise the u/c in order to make a safe wheels-up landing. However, despite the pilot's best efforts the landing gear could not be retracted and the pilot was ordered by the Station Controller to climb to 12,000 feet and abandon the plane by parachute.
Sgt-Plt Raymond Chapman established the Spitfire in a 100-mph glide at 12,000 feet on a heading of 260 degrees and then baled out. He landed safely.

Spitfire P7967 crashed and was wrecked. SOC 11/6/41.

Sources:

The Pilots of 41 Squadron RAF 1939-1945
Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-May-2014 23:12 angels one five Added
06-May-2014 23:15 angels one five Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
06-Jun-2015 20:35 Angel dick one Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport]

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