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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230432
Last updated: 28 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Owner/operator:57 Operational Training Unit Royal Air Force (57 OTU RAF)
Registration: R6762
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1.5 miles south of RAF Eshott, Northumberland, England -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:RAF Eshott, Northumberland
Destination airport:RAF Eshott
Spitfire R6762 was approaching its base to land when it collided head-on with a USAAF P-47D Thunderbolt that was pulling up from a dummy strafing run on a convoy of vehicles below.
Both planes crashed and were destroyed. Both pilots lost their lives.
The pilot of the Spitfire was RAFVR Sgt Kai Arthur Knagenhjelm (19) from Norway.


RAFWeb Casualties-1944.
Spitfire production list.

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Revision history:

06-Nov-2019 04:37 angels one five Added
06-Nov-2019 04:53 angels one five Updated [Narrative]
28-Nov-2019 21:09 Nepa Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Operator]

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