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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230820
Last updated: 27 November 2019
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Date:09-SEP-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:Horsham St. Faith SF Royal Air Force (Horsham St. Faith SF RAF)
Registration: TE457
C/n / msn: CBAF.IX.4591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF stn Hethel,7 miles SW of Norwich, Norfolk, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Hethel, Norfolk (EGSK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Spitfire TE457: Delivered to the RAF at 29 MU High Ercall, Shropshire 20-6-45. To Heston Aircraft Ltd. Delivered on 11-2-46 to the Station Flight RAF Horsham St., Faith, Norwich, Norfolk. Used as the 'personal' aircraft of the Wing Commander (Flying) RAF Horsham St, Faith, Wing Commander P M L Bond, with the "personal" code letters "PMB" on the fuselage

Written off (damaged beyond repair) due to engine fire on starting and destroyed by fire at RAF Hethel, seven miles south west of Norwich, Norfolk 9-9-46. Struck off charge as Cat.E

Sources:

1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.51. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/28/W2361: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C6578207
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p112.html
4. https://www.jets-are-for-kids.ch/pdf/supermarine_spitfire_personal-codes_FlyPast_04-2006.pdf
5. https://www.flickr.com/photos/43688219@N00/4377790906
6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Hethel


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2019 01:40 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2019 12:05 Anon. Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]
27-Nov-2019 12:07 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Operator]

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