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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175249
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:20-MAY-1943
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIb
Owner/operator:AFDU Royal Air Force (AFDU RAF)
Registration: P8382
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:RAF Duxford
Narrative:
Presentation aircraft named " Concrete " and bought for the RAF by Portland Cement.

Spitfire P8382 was being operated from Duxford by the Air Fighting Development Unit, RAF, when on 20/5/43 its pilot attempted to take off downwind, resulting in the plane striking an obstacle and being wrecked.
Declared Category E and written off the books.
Crew:
F/Lt (P-0169) Wladyslaw Walendowski (pilot) Polish AF, survived the crash with serious injuries.

Sources:

Spitfire production list
Gifts of War
CWGC


Related books:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Apr-2015 08:39 angels one five Added
16-Jul-2015 20:08 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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