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Last updated: 14 November 2020
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Time:17:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VC
Owner/operator:Charles Church Displays Ltd
Registration: G-MKVC
C/n / msn: WA2822
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Hartley Wintney, near Blackbushe, Hampshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Roundwood, Mitcheldelver, Hampshire
Destination airport:Blackbushe, Hampshire (BBS/EGLK)
Investigating agency: AAIB
EE606 Spitfire Mk.Vc (c/no.WA2822). Built by Westland Aircraft at Yeovil 1942. Delivered to 6 MU 14-9-42. To 215MU 23-9-42. Shipped ex-UK Arrived in Australia on SS Port Wyndan 21/11/42. Received at 1 Aircraft Depot ex UK 25/11/42.

Issued 452 Squadron RAAF ex 1 Aircraft Depot 12/01/43. Accident 12:05hrs 25/02/43, on landing at Strauss Strip. Following fast approach during gusty winds, aircraft veered port and off strip, then turned over after hitting a tree. Pilot, F/O E.V.Matthews Service number 401989 was injured.

Issued 7 Repair & Service Unit ex 452 Squadron RAAF 1/3/43. Received by 452 Squadron RAAF ex 7 RSU 13/05/43, Coded 'QY-P'. Received at 14 Aircraft Repair Depot ex 452 Squadron RAAF 16/9/43. Received 452 Squadron RAAF ex 14 ARD 21/9/43. Issued to 2 OTU ex 14 ARD 12/1/44. Cancelled. Received at 14ARD ex 452 Squadron RAAF 12/2/44. Received by 54 Sqn RAF ex 14ARD 9/3/44.

Accident on landing when aircraft overshot at Darwin Civil Airport 21/3/44, following 240 hour Service by 7 RSU. Pilot, F/O B J Todd, RAF Service number 120612, callsign "Toilet 30", not injured.

Received at 14 ARD ex 54 Squadron RAF 6/4/44. Received at 8 OTU ex 14ARD 30/6/45. Received at 6 Aircraft Deport ex 8 OTU 16/11/45. Authorised for write off 22/5/46. To Disposal Air Park 26/11/47. Disposal by DAP completed 15/11/48.

Rebuilt 1986-88: restored to flight and UK civil registered as G-MKVC 18/5/88. Crashed into a hillside at Hartley Wintney during an attempted emergency landing at Blackbushe, Hampshire following engine failure. Pilot (and owner) Charles Church killed on impact.

Registration G-MKVC formally cancelled by the CAA as aircraft "destroyed" 30/1/1990


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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Revision history:

17-May-2008 11:10 ASN archive Added
05-May-2012 13:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 08:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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