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Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:09-MAR-1946
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk XVI
Owner/operator:631 Squadron Royal Air Force (631 Sqn RAF)
Registration: SM472
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Beach at Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire, Wales. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales
Destination airport:RAF Llanbedr, Wales
Narrative:
SM472: Spitfire LF.XVI. delivered to the RAF at 45 MU 18-11-44. Issued to 302 Squadron 12-44. Cat C Accident on ops 28-1-45. To ASTH (Airwork Service Training Hamble) for repairs. To 631 Squadron RAF Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales 24-8-45 after repairs

Written off (damaged beyond repair) when wrecked in a force-landing at Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire. Engine cut, aircraft belly landed on the beach and aircraft overwhelmed by the tide before it could be recovered. Damage assessed as Cat E 9-3-46 (probably due to corrosion caused by prolonged immersion into salt water) and Struck Off Charge 14-3-46

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.34. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 10)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/28/W2333: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578179
4. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p101.html
5. https://www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/515416/details/supermarine-spitfire-xvi-sm472
6. 631 Squadron RAF ORB (Air Ministry Form AM/F.540) 01/01/1946 to 31/12/1949: File AIR 27/2529 at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2505167
7. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._631_Squadron_RAF
8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairfechan


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Nov-2019 21:39 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2019 11:03 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Operator]

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