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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 171609
Last updated: 10 May 2020
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Date:18-MAY-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:611 (West Lancashire) Squadron Royal Air Force (611 (West Lancashire) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8245
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Dengie Flats, on the Essex Coast -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Catastrophic structural failure (wings) in flight.
Crashed.
Written off the books and the wreckage sent to the RAE for investigation.
Pilot:
Sgt (748448) Derek William THOMAS RAFVR - killed
R.I.P.


Sources:

Spitfire production list
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Nov-2014 07:09 angels one five Added
08-Dec-2014 12:31 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
29-May-2015 10:49 Angel dot comma Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2019 21:28 angels one five Updated [Narrative]

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