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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22072
Last updated: 8 April 2019
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Date:22-FEB-1941
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:19 Squadron Royal Air Force (19 Sqn RAF)
Registration: P7535
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:nr RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire P7535 descended and hit the ground shortly after taking off from Duxford.
Normal take off, but lost height in a turn on a left hand circuit. Accident believed to have been caused by the pilot's inability to control his aircraft by reference to instruments in the prevailing conditions of darkness and lack of a visible horizon.

Sgt (754214) Bernard William Johnson RAFVR, killed in a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Bernard Johnson is buried in Southampton (St Mary Extra) Cemetery.

Sources:

Spitfire production list


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Aug-2008 23:15 Anon. Added
27-Dec-2011 07:31 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
03-Jun-2013 08:10 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]
03-Jun-2013 09:04 angels one five Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
26-Jul-2013 15:04 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Narrative]
19-Sep-2013 01:43 angels one five Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2015 20:27 angels one five Updated [Time, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]
08-Jun-2015 18:26 Angel dick one Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport]
23-Jan-2016 15:31 Apen Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport]
16-Feb-2018 17:49 Nepa Updated [Operator]

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