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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172505
Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Date:03-JUL-1941
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:DGRD A&AEE (DGRD Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment )
Registration: P8273
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:One mile north of Over Wallop -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:RAF Farnborough
Destination airport:RAF Farnborough (FAB/EGLF)
Narrative:
Spitfire P8273 was being operated by the Director General of Research and Development, Airframe and Armament Experimental Establishment at Farnborough when it crashed after completing a high altitude test flight.
At the conclusion of test phase of the flight the pilot began performing aerobatics at a low height, in the course of which the plane hit the ground and was completely destroyed.
Crew:
F/Lt (37849) Samuel Alexander ELLABY pilot) RAF - killed.

Sources:

http://thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/memorial/entry.php?id=67
Spitfire production list
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Dec-2014 23:38 angels one five Added
24-Dec-2014 23:41 angels one five Updated [Other fatalities]
19-Jun-2015 21:00 Jixn Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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