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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192707
Last updated: 4 September 2020
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Date:10-JAN-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:331 (Norw.) Squadron Royal Air Force (331 (Norw.) Sqn RAF)
Registration: P8729
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Cleat Farm, approximately one mile east of Kirkwall, Orkneys, Sco -   United Kingdom
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 10 January 1942 a section of Spitfires of 331 (Norwegian) Sqn RAF was scrambled at midday from Skeabrae airfield but it turned out there was no hostile aircraft in the area. However one of the pilots of the section, Sjt. Arnt Augestad Hvinden, had to make a wheels up forced landing near Cleat Farm, approximately one mile east of Kirkwall when his engine failed owing to trouble with petrol connection. Thanks to great skill and good luck the pilots saved his life although his Spitfire IIa P8729 was completely destroyed.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130515092714/http://aces.safarikovi.org/victories/casuality_register-norway-1941-1945.html
ORB of 331 Sqn (http://mediabase1.uib.no/RAF/AIR%2027-1724.pdf)
http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p008.htm
https://canmore.org.uk/site/2453/cleat-farm-dovecot
https://canmore.org.uk/index.php?action=do_advanced&idnumlink=2453


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2017 09:45 Laurent Rizzotti Added
12-Nov-2018 15:38 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]

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