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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228422
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Time:11:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI
Owner/operator:Propshop Ltd
Registration: G-PRXI
C/n / msn: 6S/533723 - PL983
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Midden-Zeeland Airfield (EHMZ) -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Duxford Airport (QFO/EGSU)
Destination airport:Midden Zeeland Airfield (EHMZ)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
G-PRXI, a Supermarine Spitfire with one pilot on board was en route from Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom to Ede in the Netherlands for a memorial fly-past. The pilot made a stop-over to refuel at Midden Zeeland Airport.
A normal touch down and roll out was made, but after approximately 250 metres, the left gear started to fold in.
Before the aeroplane came to a stop, it tipped on its nose. The wooden propeller was destroyed and the spinner was
dented. The pilot was unharmed.
The conditions for landing were wind from 270 degrees at 10 knots gusting up to 15, with visibility more than 10 km.
The technical investigation, performed by the company that owned the aeroplane, revealed no defects that could
have caused the collapse of the gear. It is noteworthy that this type of Spitfire has a retractable tail wheel with a separate green light indication. After selecting the gear down, the pilot most likely mistook the tail wheel green light for the gear down indication of the main gear.

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Revision history:

22-Aug-2019 16:58 harro Added
22-Aug-2019 17:15 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Narrative]
22-Aug-2019 17:37 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]
23-Aug-2019 19:38 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn]
23-Aug-2019 19:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Source]
05-Oct-2020 09:39 harro Updated [Narrative]

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