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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230118
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Date:14-APR-1943
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa
Owner/operator:1 CACU Royal Air Force (1 CACU RAF)
Registration: P8548
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Sittingbourne, Kent, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Stn Detling, Kent
Destination airport:
Narrative:
This Spitfire was being operated by No.1 Coastal Artillery Co-operation Unit when it collided in mid-air with Spitfire Mk Vb AD388 of 132 Sqn, RAF. Both aircraft crashed near Sittingbourne, Kent, and were destroyed.
The pilot of P8548 survived the accident with severe injuries from which he later died.

P8548 was a presentation aircraft ' ASSAM III '.

Pilot:
Flying Officer L.D.Turner- died as the result of a flying accident.
R.I.P.

Sources:

Spitfire production list and other sources.


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Oct-2019 03:39 angels one five Added
02-Nov-2019 08:51 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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