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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 1880
Last updated: 6 November 2020
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Date:20-APR-1940
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:152 (Hyderabad) Squadron Royal Air Force (152 (Hyderabad) Sqn RAF)
Registration: K9902
C/n / msn: 114
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Shilbottle, 3 miles SE of Alnwick, Northumberland -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Acklington, Northumberland
Destination airport:
Narrative:
K9902 Spitfire Mk Ia (c/no.114). First Flown 17-3-39. Delivered to 54 Squadron 22-3-39. Transferred to 152 Squadron 1-3-40 and coded 'UM-W'. Damaged in forced landing after collision 20-4-40, at Shilbottle, 3 miles southeast of Alnwick, Northumberland. Pilot - Pilot Officer Richard Innes - sustained slight injuries.

Wreckage recovered by (and to) 60 MU, where Struck Off Charge 20-5-40

NOTE: The official 152 Squadron Diary/Operations Record Book notes the crash of Spitfire K9902 as being "Stillbottle, Yorkshire" (sic). However, there is no such place in Yorkshire, and, as 152 Squadron were based at RAF Acklington, Northumberland, at the time of the crash, Shilbottle, Northumberland, is the most likely location.

Sources:

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/k9902.html
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p001.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shilbottle
http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=105008;article=21298;title=The%20Battle%20of%20Britain%20Historical%20Society%20Discussion%20Forum


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Feb-2008 09:16 JINX Added
15-Mar-2008 00:04 JINX Updated
09-Jan-2011 03:35 angels one five Updated [Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
25-Dec-2011 15:06 Nepa Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
17-Jan-2012 05:00 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport]
06-May-2012 15:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
26-Jun-2012 12:25 Nepa Updated [Operator]
04-Nov-2012 17:12 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
04-Oct-2019 10:16 angels one five Updated [Departure airport, Narrative]

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