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Last updated: 2 June 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:9 MU Royal Air Force (9 MU RAF)
Registration: P8161
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Colne, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Cosford
Destination airport:RAF Turnhouse, Midlothian
Spitfire P8161 was being ferried from 9 Maintenance Unit, Cosford to Turnhouse for use by 603 Squadron when it crashed on mist covered high ground near the Wolf Stones, between Colne and Haworth.
The aircraft suffered Cat. E damage and was written off the books.
The pilot lost his life.
Sgt (748540) Charles Edward BELL (pilot ) RAFVR, killed


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Revision history:

15-Aug-2014 09:36 angels one five Added
26-Nov-2014 07:21 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
01-Jun-2015 20:54 Tu104 Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Narrative]

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