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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XVI
Owner/operator:CBE Royal Air Force (CBE RAF)
Registration: SL563
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Marham, Norfolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Destination airport:RAF Marham, Norfolk (KNF/EGYM)
Delivered to 33 MU RAF Lyneham 23-8-45. Issued to the CBE 7-3-46 (CBE - Central Bomber Establishment, Marham). Written off 18 Jun 1947, when the pilot (Air Commodore John Herbert Thomas Simpson, Officer Commanding RAF Cottesmore) was flying Spitfire No. SL563 of the Central Bomber Establishment on a practice flight when, on approaching to land, he discovered he could not select the undercarriage down and was forced to carry out an emergency wheels up belly skid landing at RAF Marham, which he managed successfully. For his actions he received the Air Force Cross.

SL563 was not repaired; instead struck off charge and sold scrap Eyre Smelting 10-3-48


1. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain 1985 page 5)

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Revision history:

17-Dec-2014 15:43 Dr. John Smith Added
31-Mar-2015 18:49 Unites Updated [Operator, Location]

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