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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231631
Last updated: 22 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Supermarine Spitfire F.22
Owner/operator:Westland Aircraft Ltd
Registration: PK545
C/n / msn: CBAF.
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ashington, Chilton Cantelo, near Yeovil, Somerset -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Yeovil Aerodrome, Yeovil, Somerset (EGHG)
Destination airport:
PK545: Spitfire F.22. Delivered to 33 MU RAF Lyneham 27-9-45. to VASM (Vickers-Armstrong South Marston) 26-11-46 modifications and Conversions. To Westland Aircraft at Yeovil 25-4-48 for further modifications.

Written off (destroyed) 16-2-50: While on a Post-modification test flight, last in a series of four, Pilot entered a slow roll but lost height when inverted, finally hitting the ground at high speed at Ashington, Chilton Cantelo, near Yeovil, Somerset. Pilot - Westland Test Pilot Mr. K.A. Butler - was killed

Struck off charge as Cat.E(FA) scrap 16-2-50. The reported crash location of Chilton Cantelo is a village and parish in Somerset, England, situated on the River Yeo 5 miles (8 km) north of Yeovil and 4 miles (6 km) east of Ilchester in the South Somerset district. The parish also includes the village of Ashington, at approximate coordinates 51.0003N 2.6070W


1. Halley, James (1999). Broken Wings Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents. Tunbridge Wells: Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. p.99. ISBN 0-85130-290-4.
2. Last Take-off: A Record of RAF Aircraft Losses 1950 to 1953 by Colin Cummings p 34
5. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AVIA 5/30/S2481:
6. National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 233/7:

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22-Dec-2019 19:13 Dr. John Smith Added

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