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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170001
Last updated: 12 January 2020
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Date:21-DEC-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIA
Owner/operator:308 (City of Kraków) Squadron Royal Air Force (308 (City of Kraków) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8183
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near South Lytham Pier, Ribble Estuary, Lancashire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Woodvale, Lancashire
Destination airport:RAF Woodvale
Narrative:
Catastrophic structural failure in flight. Probably during the recovery from a dive.
The port wing of the Spitfire broke off and the aircraft dived into the sand of the Ribble Estuary.
Crew:
F/O Edmund Krawczynski (pilot) PAF - killed.

P8183 was written off the books on 29/12/41. Please note, some references to this accident incorrectly state that the Spitfire was a Mark V.

Sources:

http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=105008;article=20556;
Spitfire production list


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Sep-2014 19:02 angels one five Added
16-Jan-2015 06:45 DB Updated [Operator, Narrative]
10-Mar-2015 08:40 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Narrative]
25-May-2015 00:26 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Narrative]
24-Jan-2016 06:25 JINX Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
26-Mar-2016 19:07 HB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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