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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk XVI
Owner/operator:203 Advanced Flying School Royal Air Force (203 AFS RAF)
Registration: SL724
C/n / msn: CBAF.IX.4757
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eastleigh, near Bideford, Devon, England. -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:RAF Chivenor, Devon
Destination airport:
SL724: Spitfire LF.XVI . Delivered to the RAF at 6 MU Brize Norton, Oxfordshire 27-8-45. To FATU 28-11-45, then 4 OTU 21-3-46, 61 OTU 22-5-47, and finally 203 AFS

Written off (destroyed) when hit ground after recover from dive, Eastleigh, near Bideford, Devon 19-1-48. Pilot killed. Some sources state that the aircraft had a structural failure, broke up in flight, and a wing came off. Struck Off Charge 22-1-48 as Cat.E(FA)


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.71. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Royal Air Force Aircraft SA100-VZ999 (James J Halley, Air Britain, 1985 p 6)
3. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/29/W2407:

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Revision history:

27-Nov-2019 01:10 Dr. John Smith Added
27-Nov-2019 11:53 Nepa Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Operator]

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