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Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:13-AUG-1940
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
Owner/operator:4 FPP ATA
Registration: R6830
C/n / msn: 824
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Stapleford Tawney, Abridge, Essex -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Cosford, Shropshire
Destination airport:RAF Hornchurch, Essex
Narrative:
First Flown 27-6-40; Delivered to the RAF at 9 MU Cosford. Issued 28-6-40 (next day) to 4 Ferry Pilots Pool, Air Transport Auxiliary. On Tuesday August 13, 1940, Supermarine Spitfire R6830, was on its delivery flight in the hands of an Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilot, when it suffered engine failure whilst flying to the east of London. The aircraft was put down at RAF Stapleford Tawney, Abridge, Essex, but the damage was so extensive that the Spitfire was written off. Aircraft was on delivery to 74 (Tiger) Squadron.

Damage initially assessed as Cat 3 13-8-40 (same day), but down graded to Cat.E(FA) and aircraft Struck Off Charge 23-8-40

Sources:

1. Royal Air Force Aircraft R1000-R9999 (James J. Halley, Air Britain, 1980 p 42)
2. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p010.html
3. http://www.nwamuseum.co.uk/WESTESSEXcrashesMishaps3WW2.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-May-2019 01:34 Dr. John Smith Added
04-Aug-2019 11:36 stehlik49 Updated [Aircraft type, Operator]

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